Blocking one form of an enzyme implicated in autism eases unusual behaviors and seizures in mice missing a top autism gene.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Rare or common, inherited or spontaneous, mutations form the core of autism risk.
A collection of rare genetic variants associated with autism and schizophrenia also seem to increase a person’s odds of having attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
Autistic people who carry mutations in a gene called PTEN have distinct behavioral and motor problems.
A new method scans gene expression in live cells and could help scientists study autism genes.
Researchers have identified a distinctive pattern of gene expression in the white blood cells of young autistic boys.
Rats missing UBE3A, the gene mutated in people with Angelman syndrome, squeak frequently but tend not to be responsive to the play and squeaks of other rats.
Researchers have used a new gene-editing technique to delete a segment of DNA associated with autism and schizophrenia from mouse brain cells.
Turning down the expression of a gene linked to autism leaves zebra finches singing disorganized songs.