Many genes linked to autism, schizophrenia and neurodevelopmental delay regulate gene expression and support communication between neurons.
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Tag: developmental delay
Researchers have rated more than 17,000 genes, including many linked to autism and other neuropsychiatric conditions, according to their sensitivity to deletions and duplications.
Autistic people with at least one sibling make greater gains in adaptive functioning than their only-child counterparts do.
Mutations in genes that encode a histone, which gives structure to chromosomes, can lead to developmental delay and congenital anomalies.
Mice missing one copy of the autism-linked gene DDX3X have smaller brains and worse motor skills than mice with both copies of the gene, according to a new unpublished study.
Autistic people’s skill at managing the demands of daily life decline after they leave high school, according to a new study. But those who maintain more abilities are more likely to pursue further education than those who don’t.
Genetic sequences from nearly 53,000 people with autism, developmental delay or intellectual disability reveal strong ties to 98 genes.
An interactive assessment allows clinicians and researchers to evaluate an autistic child’s use of language in everyday social situations.
All five participants in a clinical trial of a gene therapy for Angelman syndrome experienced leg weakness, leading sponsors to pause the study.
Extremely preterm babies later diagnosed with autism tend to show steep declines in development, a pattern that could flag them for intervention as early as 6 months of age.