Researchers use a variety of measures and definitions to characterize autistic children who speak few or no words.
The many genes implicated in Williams syndrome, a condition related to autism, may all work together to exert their effects on behavior.
Rats missing UBE3A, the gene mutated in people with Angelman syndrome, squeak frequently but tend not to be responsive to the play and squeaks of other rats.
Turning down the expression of a gene linked to autism leaves zebra finches singing disorganized songs.
Marmosets exposed to a mock infection in the womb have altered vocal development and diminished social interest; exposed macaques show changes in brain structure and function.
A new study supports the view that songbirds offer a good model to study speech learning in autistic children.
A comprehensive review has found no scientific basis for a controversial technique that supposedly helps autistic people communicate.
Watch the complete replay of Evelina Fedorenko discussing language processing and development in autism.
New artificial-intelligence software detects and analyzes the ultrasonic squeaks and cries that constitute inaudible rodent language.