The function of microglia and astrocytes in the brain may mediate the intersection of sex-differential biology and autism biology.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Rare or common, inherited or spontaneous, mutations form the core of autism risk.
Using imaging methods to sort mouse models of autism may help identify subtypes of autistic people with similar underlying biology.
Zebrafish with mutations in 10 different autism-linked genes show a range of unique and shared phenotypes.
A range of presentations at Neuroscience 2022 tie atypical social behavior to trouble discriminating between odors in the animals.
Work in fruit flies has helped Paul decode a neurodevelopmental syndrome in children caused by rare de novo variants in the gene PPFIA3.
People with dup15q syndrome and those with idiopathic autism have similar patterns of altered gene expression in early brain development and later in life.
Data from two separate research teams suggest the cells are key to sensory hypersensitivity in fragile X syndrome.
The study also reveals a link between language development and common variants.