Mutations in both copies of a gene called ACTL6B lead to autism, epilepsy and intellectual disability.
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A trove of DNA sequences from 141,456 people — and counting — offers an unparalleled look at genetic variation.
Children with autism are more likely than typical children to have had problems falling asleep as infants, and to have shown brain overgrowth.
Children with autism have trouble learning that faces convey information, which may explain their tendency to miss social cues.
Brothers and sisters of people with autism are both about two to three times more likely than the general population to have an autistic child themselves.
An infusion of umbilical cord blood does not improve social skills in autistic children, according to results from the largest, most rigorous test of the therapy for autism to date.
Three widely used tests for assessing autism can accurately measure trait severity in girls and boys.
Organizers of the International Society for Autism Research’s annual meeting will host digital offerings on 3 June.
The overproduction of proteins in brain cells called microglia causes social impairments, cognitive deficits and repetitive behavior in male mice, a new study has found.