Too many or too few copies of a segment of chromosome 16 alters the three-dimensional organization of DNA, and affects hundreds of related genes.
A newly discovered phenomenon in cells that regulate the sleep-wake cycle may provide clues for how to treat two autism-related conditions.
Mini-brains grown from stem cells in culture can reveal the effects of both autism and the Zika virus on early development.
The anxiety and trouble with social skills seen in people with autism may originate outside of the brain, in neurons that govern touch.
An intricately pleated brain may underlie the highly organized connections between nearby neurons in people with autism.
An extra copy of a stretch of genes on chromosome 22 may contribute to autism, as well as a variety of health problems.
A tool that allows researchers to switch one DNA letter with another may help them evaluate the change’s consequences.
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