An imbalance in the number of excitatory neurons in early brain development may account for the difference.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Diagnosing autism is an evolving science but a crucial first step to understanding the disorder.
The new tool could help clinicians diagnose autism in children younger than 3, the findings show.
The nation needs to build capacity to support the roughly 20 percent of children in Australia who have developmental delay.
The director of the University of Pittsburgh’s Autism Center of Excellence talks about her new work investigating suicidality in autistic adults.
The variants are associated with slight differences in measures of intelligence, income and employment, but the relationship may not be causal.
The discovery could help clinicians diagnose children who carry mutations in the gene, called SCN2A, and gauge their responses to potential therapies.