Extra copies of a gene called BOLA2 predispose people to autism and may protect against iron deficiency.
Rare or common, inherited or spontaneous, mutations form the core of autism risk.
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.
Blocking one form of an enzyme implicated in autism eases unusual behaviors and seizures in mice missing a top autism gene.
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.