Mice exposed to unusually low levels of the placental hormone allopregnanolone in the womb show atypical brain development and autism-like behaviors.
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Loss of the gene KMT5B stunts growth in male mice and leads to social difficulties in female mice, a new study suggests.
More autistic women and girls report daily pain than do men and boys with the condition.
Poor communication skills predict aggression in autistic boys, according to a new study. In autistic girls, communication and aggression may not be related.
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A typically protective stress response could help to explain the connection between maternal illness and neurodevelopmental conditions.
The barriers to an autism diagnosis are especially challenging for women and girls. A big part of the problem is still the perception of autism as a ‘male’ condition.
Young male rats can recognize rats they’ve recently met, whereas young females treat new acquaintances like strangers, research shows.