A protein proves crucial to spatial memory in mice, genes in the 16p11.2 chromosomal region interact in fruit flies’ eye development, and having more autism features tracks with decreased responsiveness to direct gaze.
From funding decisions to scientific fraud, a wide range of societal factors shape autism research.
People with autism already have access to experimental treatments; the new law could make that access more dangerous.
Autism and intelligence share genetic variants, researchers grow Neanderthal mini-brains and see overlap with autism, and maternal diabetes is an autism risk factor.
As the White House faces court orders to reunite families separated at the U.S. border, immigrant children as young as 3 are being ordered into court for their own deportation proceedings, according to attorneys in Texas, California and Washington, D.C.
The instruments clinicians use to diagnose depression in people with autism cannot capture its unique presentation in this group.
Science teaches us that housing children in institution-like settings is likely to cause severe and permanent damage to their minds and bodies.
A growing number of American children are dropping out of Medicaid and other government programs because their parents are not citizens.
The Trump administration has detained 2,322 children 12 years old or younger amid its border crackdown.
The latest manual of international disease codes is out, a franchise claims to have an autism cure, and two reports diverge on the validity of the social-motivation hypothesis.
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