With the rate of autism now at 1 in 68 people and climbing, the need for solutions that reach the risk population more quickly and effectively has never been more real, say Dennis Wall and Glenn Saxe.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Science & Society
From funding decisions to scientific fraud, a wide range of societal factors shape autism research.
A pair of enzymes improve the gene-editing technology known as CRISPR by providing more precise molecular ‘scissors’ to cut and paste DNA snippets.
A computer game based on face recognition helps children with autism feign expressions more convincingly than before.
A new questionnaire may help assess sensory problems — such as heightened awareness of bright colors or loud noises — in adults with autism.
CHD8, a gene that regulates the structure of DNA, is the closest thing so far to an ‘autism gene,’ suggests a study published today in Cell. People with mutations in this gene all have the same cluster of symptoms, including autism.
Parents who have a child with autism often decide not to have any more children, according to a study published last week in JAMA Psychiatry.
In the U.S. and U.K., education is the largest cost associated with caring for children with autism.