Autism is predominantly genetic in origin, but a growing list of prenatal exposures for mother and baby may sway the odds.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Experiences may shape the human brain by altering neurons that boost brain activity.
A new technique reveals the active genes and the regions that regulate them in thousands of single cells at once.
Watch the complete replay of Janine LaSalle discussing gene-environment interactions and autism.
A new tool can predict a genetic problem called ‘haploinsufficiency’ in which a mutation impairs the function of one copy of a gene.
Four new techniques expand the repertoire of the gene editor CRISPR.
A new method helps researchers map the patterns of chemical tags in large batches of cells.
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.
Epilepsy in infancy and the use of prescription medications during pregnancy are the strongest of 29 known risk factors for autism in a child.