The gene, YTHDF2, may be one of several that contribute to an autism subtype marked by an unusually big brain.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Rare or common, inherited or spontaneous, mutations form the core of autism risk.
The co-occurring conditions may stem from the heightened stress people in minority communities experience.
Implicit biases might be to blame, and the discrepancy persists across clinics, regardless of maternal education, family income and a child’s IQ score.
The sex-specific effects may help elucidate why the small number of boys with DDX3X syndrome are born to unaffected mothers.
Having a genetic predisposition to inflammation is linked to structural changes in brain regions implicated in neurodevelopmental conditions.
Ramping up levels of one isoform of the autism-linked protein reverses traits in model mice, a new study shows.
A new study is the first to link social, repetitive and motor behaviors to mutations in BMAL1, which regulates the body’s circadian rhythms.
Interneurons that fail to propagate electrical signals in mice that model Dravet syndrome may cause the animals, like people with the autism-linked condition, to die suddenly.
Among people who carry the fragile X premutation, about 14 percent of boys and 5 percent of girls meet the criteria for autism, but the ‘broad autism phenotype’ may be far more common.