Older men and women are more likely than young ones to have a child with autism, but this connection is not straightforward.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Rare or common, inherited or spontaneous, mutations form the core of autism risk.
Researchers have monitored the active genome in brain organoids over the course of nearly two years — and may find clues to autism’s roots.
People with autism have more brain-related health problems, such as headaches and epilepsy, than typical people do.
Some men who have an autistic child carry mutations linked to the condition only in their sperm.
Some of the inherited variants implicated in autism also increase the odds of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
A new resource details the genetic diversity of people in Asia and may shed light on genetic conditions such as autism.
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.