A comprehensive catalog of the genes that show ties to both autism and cancer highlights the role of cell growth in both conditions.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
The same autism-linked mutation can lead to dramatically different behaviors in rats and mice.
Two studies prioritize autism risk genes for further research and illuminate how different types of mutations may work together.
Children with autism who have low vasopressin levels struggle to understand the thoughts of others.
Fetal mice that have too many neurons grow to show social deficits and repetitive behaviors. The finding, reported 11 December in Cell Reports, debuts a mouse model of autism that’s based on a biological abnormality seen in some people with the disorder.
A new computational approach predicts how sequence variations in both the coding and noncoding regions of a gene affect the gene’s expression. The method, described today in Science, may help researchers understand how specific variants contribute to disorders such as autism.
Researchers are taking a second look at dozens of autism candidate genes, sequencing them in thousands of individuals to bolster the evidence linking them to autism.
A group of scientists is using fast, accurate and minimally invasive measurement systems to revive the once-tedious trade of dysmorphology, or the study of unusual facial features, in autism.