This year’s hot topics in autism research center around brain organoids, heart rate, the gut microbiome, treatment timing and early detection.
Injecting the gene-editing tool CRISPR into the brains of mice may reverse the effects of an autism mutation at any age.
The timing of treatment is crucial for conditions related to autism — and more so for some conditions than for others.
Parents of children with rare autism-linked mutations are banding together for support and to join forces with scientists, accelerating the pace of research.
A top autism gene called SCN2A plays a role at neuronal connections into adulthood, offering hope for treating mutations after infancy.
As the list of autism candidate genes grows, some mouse models of the genes turn up in long-forgotten studies.
A large study of minute mutations in people with developmental conditions, including autism, has uncovered 200 potential risk genes.
About 8 percent of non-inherited mutations in people with autism occur in only some of the body’s cells, according to a study of 20,000 people.