A new brain implant pumps chemical signals directly into a target region to ease seizure-like activity in mice.
Two candidate genes have risen to the top, and may help scientists understand what autism really is.
A new technique for building a ‘brain in a dish’ reveals how neurons move to their proper places during fetal development.
A drug used to treat excessive swelling seems to ease autism features in some children on the spectrum.
Some mutations in a gene called SCN2A make neurons less excitable and are linked to autism; others have the opposite effect and may cause seizures during infancy.
Mutations in a gene called SCN2A have opposite effects in autism and in epilepsy.