Autism researchers are leading the charge for open sharing of results before publication in peer-reviewed journals.
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.
A mouse model of fragile X syndrome lacks a key feature of the condition, prompting researchers to look for other ways to test treatments.
Children with autism fear the unknown and react negatively when faced with unpredictable situations. This intolerance of uncertainty is closely tied to anxiety but may manifest independently.
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