An analysis of genetic sequences from nearly 500 people with autism and their relatives has linked 13 new genes to the condition. It has also uncovered a genetic cause for autism in about 10 percent of the autistic participants.
Rare or common, inherited or spontaneous, mutations form the core of autism risk.
New findings call into question a fundamental assumption about how genes are regulated.
Tuberous sclerosis provides a unique opportunity to understand autism because about half of people with that single-gene condition also have autism.
An online resource reveals all major cell types in the developing human brain during the period in which autism is thought to arise.
An analysis of whole-genome sequences from nearly 500 families has implicated 16 new genes in autism.
An experimental leukemia drug and a chemical in black pepper ease breathing and movement problems in a mouse model of Rett syndrome.
Annie Ciernia describes the greenhouse origins of her scientific career and why a unicorn makes a good lab mascot.
A new analysis challenges the idea that mutations in the sperm of older fathers lead to higher rates of autism among their children.
Problems with protein-filled parcels called exosomes may contribute to Rett syndrome, a condition related to autism.
The loss of 21 genes on chromosome 3 may substantially raise the risk of autism.