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12 March 2012Comments ( 1 )
Prenatal genetic tests that can detect copy number variations, including those linked to autism, could raise tough questions for doctors and parents.
9 March 2012Comments ( 0 )
When children with autism make grammatical errors, is it due to a fundamental problem in language processing, or rather their difficulty understanding social interactions? Two new studies lend support to the latter idea.
9 March 2012Comments ( 1 )
A certain type of bacteria is prevalent in the intestines of children who have both autism and gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms but absent in controls, according to a study published 10 January in mBio.
8 March 2012Comments ( 0 )
A new clinical trial, conducted entirely online, could provide a model for how to quickly and efficiently test some potential treatments for autism.
7 March 2012Comments ( 0 )
Researchers have generated and sequenced almost 200 different strains of fruit flies, a widely used model organism, according to a study published 8 February in Nature. The resource they created, called the Drosophila Genetic Reference Panel, will enable researchers to link genetic variants with aspects of fly biology and behavior.