Early features of other conditions may contribute to autism itself
Watch the complete replay of Feng Zhang discussing current genome editing technologies and the future of these tools.
Register for the next Spectrum webinar, featuring Janine LaSalle, who will discuss gene-environment interactions in autism and the chemical tags on DNA that mediate them.
Some individuals who have autism mutations show no signs of the condition; understanding why may lead to treatments.
Researchers can convert the distinct genetic backgrounds of lab mice from a problem to an advantage, exploiting the differences to advance our understanding of autism.
An interview for diagnosing adults on the spectrum clears its first hurdle, a fragile X drug eases multiple features of the syndrome in a mouse model, and a brain bank chronicles the beautiful diversity of neurons.
A gene called TRIO may be a hotbed for autism mutations, an international collaboration focuses on the whole brain and one behavior, and Autism Speaks cuts grant spending.
Some genes linked to autism regulate the production of proteins at neuronal junctions, suggesting that disrupted protein synthesis contributes to the condition.
A large study of minute mutations in people with developmental conditions, including autism, has uncovered 200 potential risk genes.
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