An annotated list of candidate genes for autism

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Detecting bias

Questions that detect parental biases may help to improve the accuracy of a commonly used autism test.
In Brief

Seizure risk

People with 15q11-13 duplications often have several seizures types and variable responses to medication.
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Mutation score

A new statistical system ranks the potential harm done by nearly 9 billion possible variants in the human genome.
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Unstable footing

Poorly designed animal studies lead to spurious conclusions for the clinical trials, says Michael Ehlers.
In Brief

Altered DNA

Levels of a DNA modification that alters gene expression are higher in people with autism.
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Monkey models

Researchers have engineered a female monkey that has a mutation in MeCP2, the Rett syndrome gene.
Cross Talk

Protection perspectives

Researchers consider the influence of gender differences versus bias in assessing girls for autism.
Cross Talk

Intense perspectives

What evidence supports this controversial unifying theory of autism? Five researchers respond.
Autism in the Arts

One voice  

A new memoir by a child with severe autism challenges the current official consensus about autism.  
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Researchers have engineered a female monkey that has a mutation in MeCP2, the Rett syndrome gene.

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Viewpoint

The cerebellum is involved in diverse cognitive functions, such as language, and may play a role in autism.

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Year in Review

Take a look back at the most important developments in autism research in 2013.

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Preterm delivery, small size at birth and cesarean delivery contribute to autism prevalence in the U.S.

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Webinar

On 30 April, Lisa Croen will discuss her epidemiologic investigation of the health of a large population of adults with autism.
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Lecture series

On 23 April, Gail Mandel will discuss Rett syndrome and the disorder's amenability to gene replacement strategies.
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Cross Talk

Researchers consider the influence of gender differences versus bias in assessing girls for autism.
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