Autism may stem from a different — and larger — set of genetic mutations in women than it does in men.
Rare or common, inherited or spontaneous, mutations form the core of autism risk.
The question of autism’s heritability is compelling for researchers and laypeople alike, but many people in both groups misunderstand its definition.
Mutations in a gene called ZNF292 lead to a variety of developmental conditions, including autism and intellectual disability.
The many genes implicated in Williams syndrome, a condition related to autism, may all work together to exert their effects on behavior.
A shortage of CUL3, a leading autism gene, may impair social behavior in mice by ramping up protein production in neurons.
People with mutations in CHD8, a top autism gene, tend to be tall and have large heads.
A new analysis of nearly 40,000 people pinpoints 48 genetic variants that may determine the volume of certain brain areas.