Scientists used the gene-editing tool CRISPR to create two marmosets lacking MECP2, the gene mutated in Rett syndrome.
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Tag: brain size
People with autism have more gray matter — or neuronal matter — in their brains overall than their typical peers do.
Two new methods for building ‘mini-brains’ may help researchers study how early brain development differs in people with autism.
A prospective study shows that antipsychotics mess up metabolism, autism is tied to a doubled risk for food allergies, and a report reveals pervasive sexual harassment in science.
Benefits of diets for autism features remain unproven, variants of the same DNA region make brains big or small, and STAT announces a new CRISPR tracker.
Boys with autism have smaller heads, are shorter and weigh less at birth than typical children do — but all that changes by age 3.
The brains of people with autism show a variety of structural differences from those of controls.
Cooperative problem-solving may have kept human brains small, researchers puzzle over new European online privacy rules, and Canadian officials counter unfounded claims of a cure for autism.
Missing one copy of a stretch of chromosome 16 leads to an enlarged brain; an extra copy of the region has the opposite effect.
A researcher proposes splitting autism into subtypes, mitochondria make neurotransmitters, and highly successful grantees may face a funding cap.