The autism gene TBR1 controls the expression of several other candidate genes that govern the architecture of the cerebral cortex, the brain’s outer section, a new study suggests.
The rising prevalence of autism shows no sign of leveling off, according to a new study that accounts for every diagnosis made in Denmark over 32 years.
A top autism gene called SCN2A plays a role at neuronal connections into adulthood, researchers have discovered.
Autism is more heritable than anorexia, alcohol dependence, depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder, according to an analysis of data from nearly 4.5 million people.
Even typical siblings of children with autism tend to struggle with anxiety, depression and social difficulties, according to a large new analysis.
Traits linked to autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) tend to co-occur even in adulthood, according to one of the first studies of the traits in that age group.
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