This year’s list of top papers highlights new dimensions in our understanding of autism genetics and hints at novel treatments.
Autism’s core symptoms accompany a constellation of subtle signs that scientists are just beginning to unmask.
Carriers of fragile X premutations in Ricaurte, Colombia, have more medical problems than carriers living elsewhere — and discovering why might yield treatments for the syndrome.
Some children diagnosed with autism by age 2 show unusual responses to sights, sounds and textures as infants.
Clinicians need to be able to distinguish autism from post-traumatic stress disorder so they can provide the right support.
Autistic women’s activity in a ‘social’ brain region tracks with the extent to which they mask their autism.
To understand another person’s point of view, children with autism may need to actively suppress their own.
About 1 in 40 children in the United States has autism, according to a survey conducted in 2016. Roughly 30 percent of those children were not being treated for the condition at the time.