A minority of boys with autism have brains that are unusually large relative to their bodies — a trait tied to regression and intellectual disability.
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‘Mini-brains’ created in a dish may reveal autism’s roots and point to treatments, but they do not yet mirror some critical features of a human brain.
Instead of simply listing sex differences in the brain, researchers should consider how sex interacts with other factors to affect the brain, Joel says.
The brain enlargement commonly seen in toddlers with autism may persist into adolescence and adulthood.