Autism doesn’t just affect boys and men, but research on the condition still predominantly focuses on them. Some scientists are finally beginning to include women and nonbinary people in their studies.
Autism’s core symptoms accompany a constellation of subtle signs that scientists are just beginning to unmask.
Researchers need funds to investigate why autistic women take their own lives — and how to stop them.
The brain’s emotion center, the amygdala, undergoes dramatic changes during the first year of life; these shifts may hold hints about its role in autism.
A study of more than 5 million people reveals the onset and prevalence of nine diagnoses that often accompany autism.
Autism may be just as common among children missing a segment of chromosome 16 as it is in those with an extra copy.
Despite the hype around a new study, it may be too soon to conclude that taking prenatal vitamins during pregnancy lowers the child’s chances of autism.
New artificial-intelligence software detects and analyzes the ultrasonic squeaks and cries that constitute inaudible rodent language.
Autism and obsessive-compulsive disorder frequently accompany each other; Scientists are studying both to understand how they differ.
A popular system used to detect speech may not identify most vocalizations produced by autistic children aged 5 and older.
An analysis of four mouse models negates certain assumptions underlying the signaling imbalance theory of autism.