Genetic variants across the genome contribute to about 8 percent of the risk for certain developmental conditions — much more than previously thought, according to a study published last week
Whether a mutation is harmful, and how harmful it is, depends on what other genetic variants an individual carries.
The protein CPEB4 may serve as a ‘master regulator’ of many of the hundreds of genes linked to autism, according to a new study.
Children with autism are more likely to have both sleep problems and constipation than would be expected based on the prevalence of each of those conditions.
During our ANDI Ice Cream Social last spring, we were fortunate to meet AJ Link, a 2nd year law student at GW.
A new study suggests that its results could lead to a simple test for autism, but statisticians say the test could not be used to screen for the condition in the general population.
Among the many things a woman is supposed to avoid when pregnant are antidepressants, particularly a subtype of the drugs that some studies have linked to an increased risk of autism and attention
Two of the most reliable risk factors for autism are being male and being exposed to inflammation in the womb.
The proposed new version of the global manual for diagnosing medical conditions gets many things right about autism — but some items diverge from the manual’s American counterpart and a
About 1 in 100 children in India under age 10 has autism, and nearly 1 in 8 has at least one neurodevelopmental condition.
High blood pressure or abnormal bleeding during pregnancy, as well as complications such as cesarean delivery or preterm birth, may all increase the risk of autism, two new studies suggest.
The absence of several interacting genes underlies the developmental problems seen in people missing a segment of chromosome 16, a new study in fruit flies suggests.
Boosting levels of the chemical messenger serotonin makes mice that model autism more social, according to a study published today in Nature.
Fearfulness and shyness in babies and toddlers predict features of autism at age 7, according to a new study.
Blocking an enzyme called ERK prevents some unusual behaviors and brain structure in mice missing a segment of chromosome 16.