Where do we stand in our understanding of autism genetics — and what major questions remain? A molecular biologist supplies answers in stanzas.
Small differences in brain imaging methods can have large effects on results.
Families need more support from researchers in order for their heroic efforts to be optimally effective.
Autism researchers’ top priority should be shifting their focus to finding treatments for severe forms of the condition.
We finally have access to whole-genome sequences from people with autism. But before we can properly interpret these data, we need to know what we’re looking for.
How to best use a large volume of data to discover new genetic risk factors for autism is a matter of intense debate, particularly in light of historical challenges.
The landscape of chemical modifications on the DNA of people with autism could reveal clues to the condition and lead to treatments.
Coaching parents to provide early social stimulation may improve outcomes for children with autism.
Variants of some mitochondrial genes may contribute to autism — in some cases, by teaming up with genes in the nucleus.
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