A new reference genome includes sequences collected from people around the globe, plugging major gaps in the current one.
Rare or common, inherited or spontaneous, mutations form the core of autism risk.
A new analysis of nearly 40,000 people pinpoints 48 genetic variants that may determine the volume of certain brain areas.
People who have mutations in a gene called PHF21A tend to have a constellation of traits and conditions, including autism.
People with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder may carry certain rare, harmful mutations in many of the same genes as people with autism.
A new technique uses ultrasound instead of light to detect gene expression in cells.
Blocking one form of an enzyme implicated in autism eases unusual behaviors and seizures in mice missing a top autism gene.
A collection of rare genetic variants associated with autism and schizophrenia also seem to increase a person’s odds of having attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
Autistic people who carry mutations in a gene called PTEN have distinct behavioral and motor problems.
A new method scans gene expression in live cells and could help scientists study autism genes.
Researchers have identified a distinctive pattern of gene expression in the white blood cells of young autistic boys.