8 July 2014Comments ( 1 )
Children with autism have atypical patterns of epigenetic modifications — chemical tags on DNA that influence gene expression, suggests a study published 29 May in PLOS Genetics.
4 July 2014Comments ( 0 )
A new questionnaire may help assess sensory problems — such as heightened awareness of bright colors or loud noises — in adults with autism.
1 July 2014Comments ( 0 )
Mice with older fathers have different gene expression patterns in their brains than do mice with younger fathers, reports a study published 23 March in Molecular Autism. Many of the differences involve genes linked to autism.
27 June 2014Comments ( 11 )
Nearly 40 percent of people with Down syndrome also meet the criteria for an autism spectrum disorder, suggests a U.K. study of nearly 500 children, published in Autism Research.
24 June 2014Comments ( 2 )
The protein missing in fragile X syndrome is necessary for mice to respond to the stimulant cocaine, according to a study published 7 May in Neuron.