Our picks for the top 10 papers of the year highlight leaps in our understanding of autism, as well as lingering gaps.
Researchers are grappling with the complexities of transforming oxytocin into a drug for use in the clinic.
Subsets of neurons lacking a gene called RAI1 contribute to Smith-Magenis syndrome, a rare condition related to autism.
Mice with either too little or too much MeCP2, the gene mutated in Rett syndrome, show similar malfunctions in a learning and memory circuit.
The brain’s memory center, the hippocampus, may provide clues to features of autism as disparate as personal relationships and decision-making.
Children with autism have trouble relying on past experiences to gauge how long things typically take.
Individuals with autism have trouble reading social cues because their brains connect sights and sounds over unusually long periods of time.
Manipulating MeCP2, the gene mutated in Rett syndrome, has revealed two neuron types as crucial contributors to the condition.
Most children who learn more than one language gain valuable skills, and researchers say this may also be true for children with autism.
A mouse model of fragile X syndrome lacks a key feature of the condition, prompting researchers to look for other ways to test treatments.
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