People with autism are at high risk of death from injury, China starts a clinical trial involving human embryonic stem cells, and individuals with autism have trouble seeing faces in food.
Children born to parents who are unusually young or old stand an increased chance of having features of autism or other psychiatric conditions.
In children with a deletion on chromosome 22, having autism does not boost the risk of developing schizophrenia later in life.
Autism researchers reflect on the unusual episodes that spawned significant scientific projects.
A new chart of DNA’s three-dimensional structure reveals genomic regions that control distant genes during development.
People with autism tend to partner with others on the spectrum, which may raise the condition’s prevalence within families and across the population.
Exposure to influenza and a lack of sunlight may drive the increased risk of autism.
A massive collection of brain tissue reveals common genetic variants that influence gene expression in the brain.
Genes linked to autism are associated with a variety of other ailments, including cancer, heart conditions, autoimmune disorders and gut problems.