An algorithm combs through genetic data to identify variants involved in autism and four other brain conditions.
Older men and women are more likely than young ones to have a child with autism, but this connection is not straightforward.
Watch the complete replay of this journal club, which featured two papers that explore therapies for Rett syndrome.
An interview for diagnosing adults on the spectrum clears its first hurdle, a fragile X drug eases multiple features of the syndrome in a mouse model, and a brain bank chronicles the beautiful diversity of neurons.
More than 5 percent of mutations thought to have arisen spontaneously in a child with autism may in fact be inherited.
Children with autism may have an excess of spontaneous mutations in DNA that controls the expression of autism genes.
Men and women both transmit an increasing number of new mutations to their children as they age.
Mutations that appear in only some of the body’s cells contribute to autism in about 4 percent of people with the condition.
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