Certain patterns of electrical activity in the brain may signal autism in children with tuberous sclerosis complex, a related genetic condition.
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Being anemic while pregnant may increase a woman’s chance of having a child with intellectual disability, autism or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
The loss of 21 genes on chromosome 3 may substantially raise the risk of autism.
People on the spectrum, and girls and women in particular, are at high risk of suicide; siblings of autistic people are also at heightened risk.
Families of children with mutations in a gene called SYNGAP1 have spurred research into the effects of the mutations on people — and how to treat them.
The lack of people with intellectual disability in studies of autism has a profound effect on our understanding of the condition.
A website called GeneMatcher has helped researchers identify a new gene for intellectual disability, developmental delay and autism.
Children in families with a history of brain conditions may be at increased odds of being autistic.
Without timely intervention, intellectual disability in autistic children can worsen as they grow older.
Autism may be just as common among children missing a segment of chromosome 16 as it is in those with an extra copy.