Nearly half of adults with autism will experience clinical depression in their lifetime, according to a new study.
Autism’s core symptoms accompany a constellation of subtle signs that scientists are just beginning to unmask.
People with autism who are admitted to the hospital for self-injury tend to have low intelligence quotients and severe repetitive behaviors.
Children with autism who speak few or no words improve in their verbal abilities after their parents learn to engage them in conversation during play.
Spontaneous mutations that impair proteins may lead to motor problems in children with autism.
A new catalog may help clinicians evaluate the daily challenges people with autism face.
Researchers have repurposed the gene-editing tool CRISPR to dial down a gene’s activity in select subtypes of neurons in mice.
Male rats missing an autism candidate gene called SHANK3 spend less time sniffing, nuzzling and chasing their peers than controls do.
The ability to identify human-like movements is rooted in genetics — and may share those origins with autism traits.