As prenatal testing improves, it presents a host of thorny issues — from what to test and how to interpret the results, to what to do about them.
Diagnosing autism is an evolving science but a crucial first step to understanding the disorder.
Researchers at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada, have developed a new autism detection technique that distinguishes among different eye-gaze patterns to help doctors more quickly and accurately detect autism in children.
Autistic people are four times as likely to experience depression over the course of their lives as their neurotypical peers. Yet researchers know little about why, or how best to help.
A blood test can accurately detect whether a fetus carries large mutations of the kind linked to autism, according to pilot-study results.
A saliva test that helps clinicians diagnose autism is expected to be available in the next few weeks. But some experts are skeptical of the test’s accuracy and value.
Less than 1 percent of young children in northern Vietnam have autism, but this prevalence is higher than in previous reports.
Estimates for autism’s prevalence in three U.S. states reveal significant inequalities in how children of different races and ethnicities are counted and assessed.
Autism’s prevalence in Northern Ireland is climbing, but government policies leave families unable to access the treatments they need.
The ratio of autistic boys to girls is roughly the same among children with epilepsy, according to a new meta-analysis.