An annotated list of candidate genes for autism

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Home schooling

Behavioral interventions that are led by parents and learned at home can improve autism symptoms.

Clear signal

A transparent sensor crafted from thin sheets of carbon allows researchers to record brain activity in mice.

Early enrichment

A new study provides support for early intervention for autism from an unexpected source: baby mice.
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.

Comparing links

A new tool helps researchers understand how brain connectivity in individuals varies from group norms.
Cross Talk

Early perspectives

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

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.

At 35, Stephan Sanders is already credited with bringing a measure of clarity to autism genetics.


It is a good time for researchers to consider the best practices for assessing autism mouse models.

What we know

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

Q & A

Geneticist Joseph Cubells is revisiting a Chinese study to determine whether folate decreases autism risk.


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On 3 December, Karen Adolph will discuss how infants learn to generate and control their movements.
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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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