New findings hint at why drugs that work in mouse models of fragile X syndrome have not been effective in people.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Rare or common, inherited or spontaneous, mutations form the core of autism risk.
A molecule made by mitochondria, the energy factories of cells, might help doctors forecast the impact of mutations in a top autism gene.
The largest analysis of sequences from autistic people and their families implicates 184 genes in the condition — nearly doubling the previous estimate.
Molecular biologist Jonathan Mill is probing gene expression’s role in autism in uncharted territory — the fetal human brain.
Deleting the mutation from an autism gene may reverse some autism traits in mice, according to a new study. But the results may be a fluke.
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.