29 July 2014Comments ( 1 )
Epidemiological 'just-so' stories, which infer causes of autism from general trends in prevalence, are in danger of repeating the mistakes of social Darwinism, says Mayada Elsabbagh.
15 July 2014Comments ( 8 )
With the rate of autism now at 1 in 68 people and climbing, the need for solutions that reach the risk population more quickly and effectively has never been more real, say Dennis Wall and Glenn Saxe.
10 June 2014Comments ( 6 )
There are no available medications for treating autism’s core symptoms, but there are several candidates in clinical trials. Jeremy Veenstra-VanderWeele describes the factors researchers must take into account when developing drugs for the disorder.
27 May 2014Comments ( 3 )
Autism, schizophrenia and intellectual disability share underlying deficits in pathways that regulate how the brain encodes new experiences, says Jason Shepherd.
13 May 2014Comments ( 2 )
Proteins that help guide neurons to their correct destination in the brain may be involved in autism, says Christopher Cowan.