Applied behavioral analysis is the most widely used therapy for autism, but some people say its drills and routines are cruel, and its aims misguided.
Manipulating MeCP2, the gene mutated in Rett syndrome, has revealed two neuron types as crucial contributors to the condition.
Researchers are beginning to understand how mutations in a cancer-linked pathway called WNT contribute to autism.
An extra copy of a stretch of genes on chromosome 22 may contribute to autism, as well as a variety of health problems.
Mice with a mutation in CHD8, the top autism gene, show no signs of any of the condition’s core features.
A detailed analysis of the behavior of 6,500 children suggests that five types of behaviors lumped together in current diagnostic guidelines should each be considered separately.
Researchers are proposing an ‘international brain station’ to share data between labs, China is becoming the destination for primate research, and 1 in 25 papers contains inappropriately copied images.