A new microscope creates images of a mouse embryo as it grows from a ball of about 100 cells into a structure with a primitive heart and brain.
The first monkey with a mutation in SHANK3, a top autism gene, is nearly 3; it spends its days circling its cage rather than interacting with other monkeys.
A monkey-sized jacket embedded with motion sensors — similar to technology used to animate creatures in movies — is helping researchers develop the common marmoset as a model for studying human social behavior.
Tracking how roundworms crawl has enabled scientists to determine that many autism genes are involved in sensory processing and learning.
A new behavioral test in zebrafish may help researchers zero in on the biology of social interactions.
There’s been an increasing awareness in American culture of autism and what it’s like to be a person on the spectrum. Yet most of that discussion focuses on the experience of men, leaving unheard the voices of women. Join Caveat and Spectrum for three talks on dating, employment and race, by women on the spectrum.
Don’t judge this book by its decidedly dull cover: Across its pages, some of the most dramatic changes in the history of autism have played out. This short animation chronicles how a diagnostic manual has defined and redefined autism over the years.
A new neuroimaging device that is worn like a helmet enables researchers to map the functional activity of a person’s brain as she moves her head.
Our autism anchors, Raphael Bernier and James Mancini, explain how mouse models can help scientists understand the causes of autism and evaluate potential treatments for the condition.
An algorithm that decodes and quantifies mouse body language could reveal the brain circuits underlying certain autism features.