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Tag: Broad Autism Phenotype

November 2016

Webinar: Ilina Singh probes ethics of sibling studies in autism

14 December 2016

Watch the complete replay of Ilina Singh’s webinar, in which she discussed ethical issues related to early intervention for autism at different developmental stages.

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An illustration of two grandmothers conversing in front of a genealogical tree, suggesting ancestry and a history of autism in the family.

What grandmothers can teach scientists about autism’s inheritance

by  /  9 November 2016

Women who have raised a child with autism may be well-positioned to spot subtle signs of the condition in their grandchildren. A new study puts their powers to good use.

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October 2016

Many people harbor large mutations linked to autism

by  /  24 October 2016

DNA deletions and duplications tied to autism crop up in people without the condition, too.

Hispanic family taking a selfie

Rare look at Hispanic families confirms autism’s genetic pattern

by  /  20 October 2016

One of the first studies to explore Hispanic families with a history of autism reveals that parents of children with the condition show some autism features themselves.


Some children may truly outgrow autism

by  /  19 October 2016

Children who officially lose their autism diagnosis show no residual signs of the condition.

August 2016

Siblings of children with autism may show early setbacks

by  /  31 August 2016

About 1 in 10 toddlers who have an older sibling with autism have cognitive and motor delays.

April 2016

Correcting the record: Leo Kanner and the broad autism phenotype

by ,  /  26 April 2016

The specter of the ‘refrigerator mother’ theory continues to haunt the history of autism. New information puts Kanner’s observations of parents into context.


Should scientists study mothers of children with autism?

by  /  12 April 2016

Studying parents of children with autism has long been controversial, but that doesn’t mean scientists should avoid it.

November 2015

Three sets of traits in siblings signal autism’s heritability

by  /  26 November 2015

A study of more than 2,500 families that have at least one child with autism has found three factors that predict autism symptoms in an unaffected sibling.

June 2015

Young women bear high risk of having children with autism

by  /  25 June 2015

Older women and men are at high risk of having a child with autism — and so are teenage girls and parents whose age differs by at least a decade, according to a multinational study of more than 5 million children.

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