26 March 2015Comments ( 2 )
Looking in families with a history of severe autism among women, researchers have unearthed 18 new candidate genes for the disorder. One of these genes, delta-catenin, plays a critical role in brain development, researchers reported yesterday in Nature.
23 March 2015Comments ( 8 )
A new study is the first rigorous test of a controversial idea: that the everyday interactions between caregiver and child can shape the course of autism.
19 March 2015Comments ( 3 )
Scientists peel back the layers of genetic complexity in autism, starting with the master regulator CHD8.
16 March 2015Comments ( 3 )
Children missing a stretch of chromosome 16 known as 16p11.2 process sound a split second slower than typical children do. The findings suggest that genes encoded in the 16p11.2 region may underlie the hearing delay seen in some people with autism.
12 March 2015Comments ( 0 )
A widely used gene-editing technique can create large chromosomal defects in mice, slashing the time and effort needed to engineer mouse models of these genetic glitches.