Many of the genes strongly linked to autism are involved in the remodeling of chromatin, the complex of DNA and proteins that makes up chromosomes. Scientists are just beginning to understand why.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Young autistic children with sleep troubles tend to have difficulty regulating their behavior later in childhood.
Community Newsletter: Double empathy over time, 38 ways to camouflage, measuring stimming’s brain effects
In this week’s Community Newsletter, we look at interactions between autistic and non-autistic people, a study that found 38 distinct camouflaging behaviors and a proposal for measuring stimming’s effects on the brain.
A mouse model hints that genes linked to inflammation in some women may increase the likelihood of autism in their children.
Roughly 30 percent of people with autism plus another condition, such as anxiety, are prescribed three or more psychotropic medicines. And that mix frequently changes from year to year.
In this edition of By the Numbers, we discuss medication shifts in people with autism, outpatient facilities providing autism care and pandemic-induced behavioral changes in autistic children.
Reports of flaws in imaging research are signs of a maturing field, experts say, not a devastating blow to its results.
Neuronal axons ignore guidance cues after a mutation in the gene TSC2 disrupts signaling through RhoA, a protein regulated by many autism-linked genes.
Community Newsletter: ASH1L mouse model, camouflaging commentary, autism-specific suicidal behaviors survey
In this week’s Community Newsletter, we look at how a loss of the gene ASH1L is linked to autism, a commentary on camouflaging and a new survey to measure suicidal behaviors in autistic people.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has given the okay to an app designed to help clinicians diagnose autism in children, but some researchers have concerns about its use.