Autistic people have unusual responses to ‘affective touch,’ which conveys social and emotional information. Their responses may reveal how autism begins.
Charting the structure and function of the brain’s many circuits may unravel autism’s mysteries.
An array of minute beads enables researchers to build precise maps of gene expression in the brain.
Recent advances in technology allow researchers to measure RNA that is contained within the nucleus of a single brain cell.
A new technique leads to neuron cultures of consistent quality, enabling scientists to study how autism mutations alter neurons.
The relatives of autistic people often have mild traits of the condition. Studying these family members could broaden our understanding of autism.
A new method for growing brain organoids allows them to survive for up to a year — more than four times as long as is possible with other methods.
Exposure to inflammation in the womb may affect the brain and behavior of males and females differently.
Several of the brain’s responses to sound are sluggish in autistic children who speak few or no words, compared with those who are verbal.
A new computational method sifts true mutations from spurious ones in a single cell’s genome.
Autism is more common among children who have undergone open heart surgery for a congenital heart condition than it is in the general population.