A gene therapy for Angelman syndrome stands at the forefront of efforts to treat autism-linked conditions that stem from single genes.
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Rare or common, inherited or spontaneous, mutations form the core of autism risk.
Neurons derived from people with 22q11.2 deletion syndrome show deficits in calcium signaling and electrical activity, pointing to possible therapeutic targets.
Mice missing an autism gene groom themselves more than usual and have altered circadian rhythms after nighttime exposure to light.
Atypical development of a particular type of neuron explains the structural similarities seen in the brains of people with autism, schizophrenia and other conditions, according to a new study.
Protecting the privacy of autistic people and their families faces new challenges in the era of big data.
A new treatment curbs deadly seizures in a mouse model of Dravet syndrome, a severe form of epilepsy.
Plugging a leaky mitochondrial membrane may help fragile X neurons to mature and function more efficiently.
Lowered expression of a gene called DDHD2 may increase a person’s likelihood of having autism, according to a new analysis.
A new viral tool can selectively control different types of neurons that dampen brain activity in rodents, monkeys and people.
A new method that suppresses gene expression in the embryos of fish and mice may help researchers study autism genes in early development.