This year’s list of top papers highlights new dimensions in our understanding of autism genetics and hints at novel treatments.
The largest genetic analysis of postmortem brain tissue to date has yielded maps of when and where genes related to autism are turned on and off throughout life.
Specialized neurons called chandelier cells, which dampen brain signals, make unusually few connections in the brains of people with autism.
An unprecedented look at gene expression in tens of thousands of brain cells from autistic people suggests important roles in the condition for a neuronal subtype and for microglia.
A new study reveals a ‘master regulator’ of many of the hundreds of genes linked to autism.
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How many cell types does the brain contain? Two new mouse studies bring scientists closer to the answer.
Four new imaging techniques published over the past few months enable researchers to easily visualize cells and other features in tissue slices and living brains.
New evidence links autism and cerebral palsy at the genetic level, facial expressions tend to mislead, and many health conditions accompany autism.
Some genes associated with autism may influence the thickness of the cerebral cortex, the brain’s outer layer.