Some social behaviors associated with autism are heritable, but the extent to which genes and the environment influence these behaviors changes as a child grows.
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Researchers have devised a new way of seeing how gene mutations affect cells during development.
Genetic sequences from nearly 53,000 people with autism, developmental delay or intellectual disability reveal strong ties to 98 genes.
Many people with mutations in the NCKAP1 gene have autism or autism traits, according to a new study spanning seven countries.
Researchers expand a massive repository of data on gene activity in people to show differences between males and females.
Spectrum is covering the 2020 International SYNGAP1 Scientific Conference, which took place virtually because of the coronavirus pandemic. Here we’re highlighting researchers’ reactions to noteworthy presentations.
Studies of autism treatments rarely report adverse events, and the scientists involved often fail to disclose their conflicts of interest.
Book Review: ‘The Pattern Seekers’ links human invention — past, present and future — to autism traits
Simon Baron-Cohen’s new book is essentially a 272-page argument for his hypothesis that all human innovation stems from the ability to discern and manipulate causal patterns.