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Signs & Symptoms

Autism’s core symptoms accompany a constellation of subtle signs that scientists are just beginning to unmask.

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Twist on gene-editing tool may speed studies of gene function

by  /  21 February 2018
Researchers have repurposed the gene-editing tool CRISPR to dial down a gene’s activity in select subtypes of neurons in mice.
Features / Deep Dive

The costs of camouflaging autism

by  /  21 February 2018
Many girls hide their autism, sometimes evading diagnosis well into adulthood. These efforts can help women on the spectrum socially and professionally, but they can also do serious harm.
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Rats with autism mutation turn deaf ear to playful entreaties

by  /  20 February 2018
Male rats missing an autism candidate gene called SHANK3 spend less time sniffing, nuzzling and chasing their peers than controls do.
February 2018
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Movement perception, autism traits may share genetic roots

by  /  19 February 2018

The ability to identify human-like movements is rooted in genetics — and may share those origins with autism traits.

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News

Study linking acetaminophen use to language delay is preliminary, experts say

by  /  14 February 2018

Women who take acetaminophen — commonly marketed as Tylenol in the United States — early in pregnancy may increase their daughters’ risk of language delay.

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Opinion / Q&A

‘Baby sibs’ who evade autism remain at risk for attention deficit

by  /  13 February 2018

Sally Ozonoff is looking for early signs of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in videos of hundreds of younger siblings of children with autism.

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Short video of the words "autism" changing to "ADHD"
Features / Deep Dive

Decoding the overlap between autism and ADHD

by  /  7 February 2018

Autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder often coincide, but the search for common biological roots has turned up conflicting evidence.

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News

Hospitalization during pregnancy boosts risk of difficulties in child

by  /  5 February 2018

Children of women who are hospitalized during pregnancy may develop poor physical, social, cognitive or emotional skills.

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January 2018
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Variant analysis may vastly underestimate heritability of autism behaviors

by  /  29 January 2018

Existing genome scans do not detect many of the DNA variants that underlie behavioral problems.

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News / Toolbox

Survey assesses well-being in adults with autism

by  /  24 January 2018

A brief questionnaire written with guidance from people with autism is the first of its kind to assess quality of life among adults with the condition.

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News

Sensory sensitivity may share genetic roots with autism

by  /  17 January 2018

The heritable factors that underlie autism may overlap with those that influence unusual sensory responses.

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News

Prenatal vitamins lower autism risk, Israeli study suggests

by  /  10 January 2018

Women who take folic acid or other vitamins before or during pregnancy may decrease their risk of having a child with autism.

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Features / Webinars

Webinar: James McPartland discusses biomarkers for autism

31 January 2018

Watch the complete replay of James McPartland discussing the need for clinically useful biomarkers for autism.

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