A remote Colombian town is home to the world’s largest cluster of people with fragile X syndrome. Scientists are learning from them — and trying to help.
Rare or common, inherited or spontaneous, mutations form the core of autism risk.
Mapping the effects of autism mutations on mouse brain circuits may reveal subtypes of the condition in people.
People who have a mutation linked to autism plus a second genetic glitch tend to have more severe symptoms than those with the mutation alone.
Genetic variants across the genome contribute to about 8 percent of the risk for certain developmental conditions — much more than previously thought.
Variants that control gene expression are often involved in whether a mutation ends up being harmful, and how harmful it is.
Many drugs for fragile X syndrome have failed in large clinical trials, but candidates that target new aspects of the condition may fare better.
A pioneering project is showing how, 17 years since the first draft of the human genome, our genes are giving up their secrets and bringing hope to parents around the world.
A new behavioral test in zebrafish may help researchers zero in on the biology of social interactions.
A new study reveals a ‘master regulator’ of many of the hundreds of genes linked to autism.
Watch the complete replay of Janine LaSalle discussing gene-environment interactions and autism.