A new map of DNA structure highlights sequences that regulate the formation of neurons in the developing brain.
Rare or common, inherited or spontaneous, mutations form the core of autism risk.
Spontaneous mutations that impair proteins may lead to motor problems in children with autism.
A new map that analyzes gene expression one cell at a time shows how various cell types mature and form the brain’s distinctive structures.
The same processes that enable the brain to store new memories may also control many autism genes.
Researchers have repurposed the gene-editing tool CRISPR to dial down a gene’s activity in select subtypes of neurons in mice.
The ability to identify human-like movements is rooted in genetics — and may share those origins with autism traits.
Gene expression patterns in the brains of people with autism are similar to those of people who have schizophrenia or bipolar disorder.
Researchers have generated two new databases that catalog which genes are expressed in specific brain cells.
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