Adult monkeys that spend most of their time alone struggled as infants to recognize faces.
An experimental drug called arbaclofen improved autism features in about 13 percent of people who took it in a shuttered clinical trial.
A new chart of DNA’s three-dimensional structure reveals genomic regions that control distant genes during development.
Harmful mutations in autism genes crop up in Chinese individuals about as often as they do in people of European ancestry.
Our infographic displays efforts to develop treatments for fragile X syndrome. So far, none of them have passed muster in clinical trials.
A DNA deletion linked to autism causes male mice, but not females, to have trouble falling asleep.
The effects of autism mutations on brain volume might be reversible, even in a mature brain.
Mice missing one copy of a top autism gene show many of the features seen in people with the mutation — but not social deficits.
Mutations in a gene called SCN2A have opposite effects in autism and in epilepsy.
A gene linked to autism and language may be necessary for songbirds’ repertoire.
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