Mutations in an autism gene called ANK2 may alter brain wiring by causing the growth of excess neuronal connections.
Clinical trials of autism treatments rarely use a consistent set of tools to measure efficacy, a new study suggests1.
A comprehensive review has found no scientific basis for a controversial technique that supposedly helps autistic people communicate.
The brains of some autistic children do not adapt to repeated touch or sound, even after several minutes, according to a new study.
About 81 percent of autism risk comes from inherited genetic factors, according to an analysis of more than 2 million children from five countries, published today in JAMA Psychiatry.
Young autistic children fall into three groups based on the number and type of co-occurring conditions they have, according to a study of more than 3,000 autistic children.
Mice that lack a segment of chromosome 22 — a mutation associated with autism — have unusually sparse connections between brain regions, according to a new study.
Researchers have engineered two generations of monkeys with mutations in SHANK3, a top autism gene.
Autistic women show unusually strong connections, and autistic men unusually weak ones, between two specific brain regions, according to a new study.
Creating a classification system for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) based on co-occurring conditions could provide useful insights into the underlying mechanics of ASD and these conditions.
Up to 90 percent of people with autism suffer from gut problems, but nobody has known why.
Adults with autism have a resting heartbeat that rarely varies in frequency, a tendency that may explain some aspects of the condition, a new study suggests.
Clinicians can reliably diagnose autism in some toddlers roughly two years earlier than the typical age of diagnosis, a new study suggests.
There are roughly as many autistic boys who have epilepsy as there are girls, according to a new meta-analysis.
Exposure to inflammation in the womb affects the brain and behavior of males and females differently, two new studies suggest.