A variety of genetic risk factors for autism disrupt some of the same processes in cells, two new studies suggest.
Some autism traits look the same across cultures, and they could form the basis of a global screening tool, a new study suggests.
Some children diagnosed with autism by age 2 show unusual responses to sights, sounds and textures as infants, according to a new study.
Some autistic children don’t show traits of the condition until age 5 or later, new research suggests.
National survey results show as many as 1 in 40 U.S. children have been diagnosed with autism, continuing an upward trend.
People on the autism spectrum often dislike exposure to unexpected stimuli, but why is that?
Autistic children aged 2 to 4 have about 15 percent more fluid between their skull and their brain than their typical peers do, a new study suggests.
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