Traits associated with autism and gender variance co-occur even among typical children, a new study suggests.
Children who contract serious infections have an increased likelihood of being diagnosed with autism, a study of more than 1 million children suggests.
Patterns of brain activity in people with autism are unusually consistent over seconds — and even years, two new studies suggest.
Toddlers with strong language skills continue to outperform their peers as they grow up, whereas those with poor skills tend to lag behind, according to a large study that tracked language developm
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.