An annotated list of candidate genes for autism

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Junction functions

A new method helps isolate protein complexes found at the points of connection between neurons.

Long journey

A close look at a child’s DNA may shorten the path to a diagnosis of autism and help to guide treatment.

Gauging intelligence

Somer Bishop calls for more accurate tests to assess intelligence in people with intellectual disability.

Double view

A customized microscope lets researchers watch neurons fire in two areas of a mouse brain at once.
Conference News

Stimulating solution

Rats exposed in utero to an epilepsy drug do not develop autism-like behaviors in a stimulating environment.
Conference News

Body building

Children with autism rely more on their body’s feedback and less on visual clues when learning motor skills.
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Early perspectives

The promise of a new therapy for infants with signs of autism raises questions about early intervention.
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Common views

New estimates on the role of common mutations in autism raise questions about how to parse genetic risk.
In Brief

Altered tags

Children who have autism may have atypical patterns of chemical tags on DNA in autism-linked genes.

A new method dubbed iDISCO allows researchers to use antibodies to label proteins deep within the brain.


Tracking neurons’ long projections across the brain may help researchers better understand autism.

What we know

Gerald Fischbach provides an overview of the current state of autism research and key future steps.

Q & A

Neuroscientist Karen Parker studies monkeys with social deficits to uncover clues about autism.


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On 28 January, Christopher Walsh will review work on spontaneous mutations that are present in only some brain cells.
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Cross Talk

The promise of a new therapy for infants with signs of autism raises questions about early intervention.
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Watch the replay of David Amaral and Alison Singer’s webinar on the potential of postmortem brain research for understanding autism.
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