3 April 2015Comments ( 0 )
Through a clever combination of sequencing genes and tracing family ties, Icelandic researchers have gathered genomic information for nearly one-third of their nation’s population.
2 April 2015Comments ( 1 )
Missing a swath of chromosome 16 with strong ties to autism disrupts proteins crucial for early brain development. The findings open the door to targeted interventions.
30 March 2015Comments ( 1 )
Mutations in the gene DYRK1A underlie a type of autism marked by an unusually small head. The new work expands the breadth of symptoms included under the autism umbrella.
26 March 2015Comments ( 4 )
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 ( 11 )
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.