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.
From funding decisions to scientific fraud, a wide range of societal factors shape autism research.
Register for the next Spectrum webinar, featuring Christine Wu Nordahl, who will discuss new ways to expand participation in autism brain-imaging studies.
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency has made it legal for doctors to prescribe an epilepsy drug derived from marijuana. But all other compounds derived from marijuana remain under tight restrictions.
The network of researchers keeping tabs on autism prevalence in U.S. children plans to follow up with some of those children in adolescence.
Autistic children in the United Kingdom are increasingly being suspended or expelled from school because of ‘behavioral problems,’ official figures show.
Autism researchers must attend to the need for sex and gender diversity in study design as a rule rather than as an exception.
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.
Telling coworkers you are autistic can bring acceptance, but it may also hinder advancement.
Scientists’ desire for evidence-based medical inquiry runs headlong into an apparently immovable obstacle: the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency.