Some neurons preferentially express the copy of a gene inherited from one parent over the other.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
High levels of chemicals called polychlorinated biphenyls in a pregnant woman’s blood may raise the risk of autism in her child.
Jill Escher is on a mission to spur research into how chemicals in the environment may influence risk for autism.
Network analyses of gene expression patterns may point to key molecular pathways that autism alters and suggest new ways of treating the condition.
DNA from autism brains shows elevated levels of a certain type of chemical tag that influences gene expression compared with DNA from controls.
Researchers are studying more than 1,000 postmortem brains with the goal of unearthing shared genetic roots in neuropsychiatric conditions, including autism.
A chemical tag on DNA that has risen to prominence only in the past few years is altered in people with autism, suggest results from an autism mouse model.