The many genes implicated in Williams syndrome, a condition related to autism, may all work together to exert their effects on behavior.
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Rare or common, inherited or spontaneous, mutations form the core of autism risk.
A shortage of CUL3, a leading autism gene, may impair social behavior in mice by ramping up protein production in neurons.
People with mutations in CHD8, a top autism gene, tend to be tall and have large heads.
A new analysis of nearly 40,000 people pinpoints 48 genetic variants that may determine the volume of certain brain areas.
People who have mutations in a gene called PHF21A tend to have a constellation of traits and conditions, including autism.
People with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder may carry certain rare, harmful mutations in many of the same genes as people with autism.
A new technique uses ultrasound instead of light to detect gene expression in cells.