Locked out of labs during the coronavirus pandemic, scientists are moving their investigations to virtual and online formats, a shift that may bring lasting changes to autism research.
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Tag: Williams syndrome
The many genes implicated in Williams syndrome, a condition related to autism, may all work together to exert their effects on behavior.
Mouse models of two genetic conditions related to autism show abnormalities in their movement patterns.
Roughly one in five children who has an extra piece of chromosome 7 also meets the criteria for an autism diagnosis.
Researchers in Oregon edit human embryos, prenatal antidepressants may play a role in autism risk, and gut microbiota are associated with early cognition.
Cells derived from the dental pulp of children with Williams syndrome hint at a treatment approach for autism.
As powerful genetic tools identify increasing numbers of autism genes, scientists are parsing the pool of autism into new syndromes, each with a distinct genetic origin.