Autism may stem from a different — and larger — set of genetic mutations in women than it does in men.
Researchers have identified a distinctive pattern of gene expression in the white blood cells of young autistic boys.
Studying Smith-Magenis and Potocki-Lupski syndromes — two single-gene conditions in which people have trouble reading social cues — may boost our understanding of autism.
Advances in research and help from families have brought scientists to the brink of an effective therapy for Angelman syndrome.
An analysis of whole-genome sequences from nearly 500 families has implicated 16 new genes in autism.
Mutations in the autism gene NLGN3 may alter the gut nervous system of mice.
Genes associated with autism are ancient, and mutations in them have wide-ranging effects on the body, indicating their importance.
Watch the complete replay of Ivan Iossifov discussing the genetic basis of autism’s features.