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29 May 2015Comments ( 3 )
One of the most consistent findings in autism, and perhaps the most perplexing, is that it affects about four boys for every girl. This gender bias has become a hot topic in autism research — so much so that Molecular Autism devoted its entire May issue to it.
29 May 2015Comments ( 0 )
Ecstasy may ease social anxiety in autism, and ethical lapses reveal dangerous gaps in medical research oversight.
28 May 2015Comments ( 3 )
Children whose older sisters are on the spectrum are at higher risk for autism than are those with affected older brothers, a new study suggests. Younger brothers of children with autism are at greater risk than younger sisters.
27 May 2015Comments ( 0 )
A new method simultaneously reveals a single cell’s DNA sequence and which of its genes are turned on.
26 May 2015Comments ( 0 )
An autism-linked gene controls the number of neurons in the developing brain. Freda Miller and David Kaplan say the finding points to a new role for the gene in the early embryo.