Here is a roundup of news and research for the week of 2 December.
From funding decisions to scientific fraud, a wide range of societal factors shape autism research.
Catherine Lord’s career has been defined by relationships: with mentors, protegees and, above all, with autistic people and their families.
Pregnant women’s use of acetaminophen may increase the odds of autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in their children.
After a decade of working with the Phelan-McDermid Syndrome Foundation, Geraldine Bliss has co-founded a new organization to develop therapies for the condition.
Speaking about a recent federal advisory on marijuana, Jerome Adams, U.S. surgeon general, put a new spin on long-standing admonitions about the drug.
Emergency rooms throughout California are reporting a sharp increase in adolescents and young adults seeking care for a mental health crisis.