Protecting the privacy of autistic people and their families faces new challenges in the era of big data.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
The most comprehensive catalog to date of DNA regions that modify gene expression is helping researchers uncover the role these segments play in autism.
About 6.5 percent of autistic people in the United States also have dyslipidemia, a condition characterized by abnormal lipids levels in the blood.
Nearly all genes with moderate to strong ties to autism are expressed in the developing amygdala; a few show altered expression in the amygdalae of autistic people.
Rare mutations in a gene called BAZ2B are associated with various conditions of brain development, including autism.
A new resource details the genetic diversity of people in Asia and may shed light on genetic conditions such as autism.
The hemispheres in autistic people’s brains are more symmetrical than those of their typical peers, but it is unclear what this difference means.
Researchers have created a suite of digital tools that break complex mouse behaviors into discrete parts and link them to the animals’ brain activity.