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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.
27 March 2015Comments ( 1 )
Researchers have traced an unusual maternal behavior in female mice modeling Rett syndrome to a neural circuit that processes sound. They have also found a drug that reverses this behavior.
27 March 2015Comments ( 3 )
With the help of Korean mothers, doctors and teachers, researchers have created a culturally appropriate translation of an information kit on autism.
27 March 2015Comments ( 0 )
The creators of CRISPR call for a ban on editing the human genome, and critics weigh in on a widely used autism therapy.
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.