An electrical brain implant all but erased the obsessions that had consumed Becky Audette, years after her autism diagnosis. Could similar implants help other people with severe autism?
How many cell types does the brain contain? Two new mouse studies bring scientists closer to the answer.
David and Bernardo Sabatini, brothers born just a year and a half year apart, invent their way to answering big questions about autism.
Boosting the levels of the chemical messenger serotonin makes mice that model autism more social — and brings new hope to a shelved theory in autism.
Mouse-model researcher Nicola Grissom snacks on chocolate-covered espresso beans and pops bubble wrap to stay focused.
Seizures early in life may render brain circuits incapable of supporting learning during critical developmental periods.
A miniature particle delivers the gene-editing tool CRISPR into the brains of fragile X mice.
Four new techniques expand the repertoire of the gene editor CRISPR.
Autism and intelligence share genetic variants, researchers grow Neanderthal mini-brains and see overlap with autism, and maternal diabetes is an autism risk factor.