Some of our favorite stories this year went beyond the news to lay bare critical controversies or highlight real-world implications of research.
The mutation that leads to Angelman syndrome may affect the brains of female mice more severely than those of male mice.
A new government mandate requires researchers to include females in their animal studies — or explain why they don’t. What will this mean for autism research?
Misdiagnosed, misunderstood or missed altogether, many women with autism struggle to get the help they need.
Autism is not the only brain disorder that is more common in one sex than in the other.
Since 2008, funding for research on how autism differs in women and men has risen steadily.