An advanced DNA-sequencing technique has identified gene-damaging mutations, some with ties to autism, in about 1 in 15 men.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Tag: parental age
Most of the large, spontaneous genetic mutations tied to autism are passed down from fathers. But, unlike with smaller mutations, a parent’s age is unlikely to up the rate at which they occur.
Researchers are using machine learning to improve diagnostic predictions of autism, create interactive support robots, and more.
Older men and women are more likely than young ones to have a child with autism, but this connection is not straightforward.
A new analysis challenges the idea that mutations in the sperm of older fathers lead to higher rates of autism among their children.
A pair of maps that depict variation in the human genome may help reveal the genetic roots of autism.
Autism is not associated with ultrasound frequency or duration, maternal age and education affect autism odds, and people on the spectrum benefit from their ‘special interests.’
A re-analysis of data yields an increased estimate for the genetic contribution to autism, how the environment might contribute to autism is hard to pin down, and students on the spectrum describe the benefits of using technology at school.
Men and women both transmit an increasing number of new mutations to their children as they age.
Masculinized features help define children with autism, online autism-parent forums spread pseudoscience, and the United States has more older fathers than ever.