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4 June 2015Comments ( 0 )
The bundle of nerves that connects the brain’s two hemispheres is abnormally thick in infants who are later diagnosed with autism. The broader the bundle, called the corpus callosum, the more severe a child’s symptoms.
3 June 2015Comments ( 0 )
A new resource reveals that gene expression varies more across tissues in one person than it does in the same tissue type among individuals. The findings, described 8 May in Science, indicate that the brain’s gene expression signature is unique.
2 June 2015Comments ( 5 )
Autism is undoubtedly on the rise, but we may never be able to fully explain why, says Maureen Durkin.
2 June 2015Comments ( 2 )
The social deficits and repetitive behaviors seen in boys with fragile X syndrome seem to stem from their cognitive difficulties, rather than arising independently as they do in autism.
1 June 2015Comments ( 6 )
Rare inherited mutations may contribute to autism in roughly 10 percent of boys with the disorder, according to a study published 11 May in Nature Genetics. These genetic glitches are primarily passed down from unaffected mothers.