In this week’s Community Newsletter, we’ve got a recap on what the autism research community was talking about during the 2021 International Society for Autism Research annual meeting.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Children with highly folded and curved brains in utero tend to show autism-linked behaviors at 18 months of age, according to a longitudinal brain-imaging study.
Many genes linked to autism, schizophrenia and neurodevelopmental delay regulate gene expression and support communication between neurons.
Activity patterns of neuronal networks link different genetic subtypes of autism that have similar traits, according to new unpublished research.
Multiple types of bias and an overreliance on caregiver reports have clouded research on the effectiveness of early interventions for autism for nearly three decades.
So-called ‘baby sibs’ watch adults’ faces just as much as children without autistic siblings do, but they don’t understand spoken language as well.
The largest-yet study of genetic data from autistic people has identified 255 genes associated with the condition.
Certain antibodies may shape neurodevelopment by attaching to and invading new neurons in the brain.
A delayed brain response to viewing faces may predict lags in social-skill development in autistic people.
Researchers have rated more than 17,000 genes, including many linked to autism and other neuropsychiatric conditions, according to their sensitivity to deletions and duplications.