People with autism who have rare, damaging mutations tend to have low scores on intelligence tests.
Children with autism may have an excess of spontaneous mutations in DNA that controls the expression of autism genes.
About 17 percent of children with autism are calmer and more communicative than usual when they have a fever.
Mutations that appear in only some of the body’s cells contribute to autism in about 4 percent of people with the condition.
Children with autism are genetically more similar to one another than to a group of unaffected siblings.
Scientists this week announced the release of nearly 7,000 whole-genome sequences from a collection of families that each have one child with autism.
About 8 percent of non-inherited mutations in people with autism occur in only some of the body’s cells, according to a study of 20,000 people.
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Children who carry certain rare mutations linked to autism learn to walk late — but have less severe social and language difficulties than do other children with the condition.
A picture-based test is a fast and flexible way to assess intelligence in large studies of people with autism.
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