12 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.
28 April 2015Comments ( 1 )
Clinicians saw autism signs in children with mutations in a cancer pathway long before sequencing studies made the connection, says Katherine Rauen.
14 April 2015Comments ( 3 )
Understanding how oxytocin works in the brain will help researchers cut through the hype surrounding the infamous ‘love hormone’ and translate it into a treatment for autism, says Larry Young.
30 March 2015Comments ( 0 )
Treatments for fragile X syndrome may be more successful if they block direct targets of the key missing protein, says Eric Klann.
3 March 2015Comments ( 5 )
Understanding why some children appear to outgrow their autism diagnosis may provide clues about the biology of the disorder but shouldn’t dictate treatment decisions, says Deborah Fein.