Rural living can be wonderful: community, friendly faces, a slower pace of life. But when there’s autism in the family, it can be tough.
Children with autism show an increase in restricted interests in their preteen years that is not seen in those with fragile X syndrome.
A clue to the origins of autism may exist among the molecules that transport RNA in the developing brain.
Genetic variants that shape physical features that vary with sex, such as waist-to-hip ratio, may alter autism risk.
Most children who lose their autism diagnosis develop related psychiatric conditions.
Autism researchers reflect on the unusual episodes that spawned significant scientific projects.
Some children with autism carry harmful mutations in the DNA found in mitochondria, the cell’s energy producers.
The new director of the National Institute of Mental Health says work on brain circuits may yield treatments for autism.
More than 80 percent of people with Sotos syndrome show signs of autism, such as social anxiety and restricted interests.
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