People with autism are at high risk of death from injury, China starts a clinical trial involving human embryonic stem cells, and individuals with autism have trouble seeing faces in food.
A trial of umbilical cord blood as a treatment for autism has passed a critical safety test, but many researchers remain skeptical of the approach.
A new type of molecular map reveals the 3-D architecture of the genome in individual cells.
‘Mini-brains’ created in a dish may reveal autism’s roots and point to treatments, but they do not yet mirror some critical features of a human brain.
A clue to the origins of autism may exist among the molecules that transport RNA in the developing brain.
A new method allows researchers to transform stem cells into miniature intestines with a working nervous system.
A new stem cell model of Angelman syndrome delivers evidence for three molecular mechanisms underlying the condition — and one potential treatment.
Gene expression in so-called ‘organoids’ resembles the pattern seen in the first few weeks of a developing brain.
Fusing two spheres of neurons that either ramp up or tamp down brain activity yields neural networks like those in the developing brain.