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Spectrum: Autism Research News
Autistic women show unusually strong connections, and autistic men unusually weak ones, between two brain regions.
Exposure to inflammation in the womb may affect the brain and behavior of males and females differently.
People with autism who harm themselves are more than 30 times as likely as the general population to commit suicide. The risk is especially pronounced among girls and women on the spectrum.
Boys and girls with autism get virtually identical scores on three commonly used diagnostic tests, suggesting that sex doesn’t affect the scores.
A pair of maps that depict variation in the human genome may help reveal the genetic roots of autism.