A new method to track autism prevalence in 11 U.S. states is twice as fast as the old approach — and yields similar results.
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Mosaic mutations, which affect only some of the body’s cells, play a small but meaningful role in autism. Though they are difficult to study, researchers are working to master their complexity.
Young autistic children with sleep troubles tend to have difficulty regulating their behavior later in childhood.
In this edition of By the Numbers, we discuss medication shifts in people with autism, outpatient facilities providing autism care and pandemic-induced behavioral changes in autistic children.
Reports of flaws in imaging research are signs of a maturing field, experts say, not a devastating blow to its results.
Over the course of a career spanning more than three decades, Huda Zoghbi has won almost every major biology and neuroscience research award that exists. More than 20 years since she discovered the gene behind Rett syndrome, she remains laser focused on unlocking the condition’s secrets and finding effective treatments.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has given the okay to an app designed to help clinicians diagnose autism in children, but some researchers have concerns about its use.
Methods that selectively increase levels of the Rett protein make for safer and more effective treatment strategies, some researchers say.