Their plans stand to improve how autistic children from racial or ethnic minorities are evaluated.
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The code may help scientists identify people with the autism-linked condition and recruit them into clinical trials.
After a brain transplant of reprogrammed human cells, the animals can for the first time recapitulate some neuronal changes seen in people with fragile X syndrome.
People with the autism-linked syndrome lack a protein implicated in several cancers, but it’s unclear whether — or how — they are protected from malignancies.
The results highlight the importance of subgrouping study participants based on their underlying genetics, the researchers say.
The long-standing link between maternal infection during pregnancy and having a child with autism may reflect common genetic or environmental factors instead.
The technique involves editing the cellular instructions to make MECP2 protein and partially restores its levels in the brainstem.
The machine-learning approach could help identify how brain structure differs between autistic and non-autistic infants, the researchers say.
Intentional interactions with autistic people led Sasson to refocus his research.