An analysis of whole-genome sequences from nearly 500 families has implicated 16 new genes in autism.
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Rare or common, inherited or spontaneous, mutations form the core of autism risk.
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.
A drug that treats tumors and epilepsy in people with tuberous sclerosis complex does not boost their intelligence or ease autism traits.
Mutations in an autism gene called ANK2 may alter brain wiring by causing the growth of excess neuronal connections.
A new technique enables scientists to isolate, and chart gene expression in, tens of thousands of cells at once.
Watch the complete replay of Mark Bear discussing the latest research on treatments for fragile X syndrome.