Some say a focus on basic neuroscience is crushing clinical research, a gene database gets a big upgrade, and Autism Speaks revises its goals.
A half-hour-long ‘playdate’ between a toddler and an adult could help answer a long-standing question about the social deficits that accompany autism.
A gene that keeps protein production in check is mutated in some people with autism.
Subsets of neurons lacking a gene called RAI1 contribute to Smith-Magenis syndrome, a rare condition related to autism.
Mice with either too little or too much MeCP2, the gene mutated in Rett syndrome, show similar malfunctions in a learning and memory circuit.
Watch the complete replay of Rebecca Saxe discussing methods for analyzing brain activity during social interactions, and their application in autism research.
Scientists target human cancer with CRISPR, device trials may become more diverse, and autism awareness grows in Egypt.
Children with autism tend to mix up personal pronouns when their language skills outpace their social awareness.