A technique called intracranial electroencephalography can reveal brain functions with great sensitivity and may ultimately unearth the underpinnings of autism.
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Children who have a rare extra copy of one segment on chromosome 15 have better cognitive abilities and daily living skills than those with a duplication that forms an extra chromosome.
Over the past year, HNRNPU, a gene well known for its link to epilepsy, has emerged as a new autism candidate.
A huge new research collaboration may jump-start the race to develop therapies for autism.
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About 10 percent of people with a large mutation in chromosome 22 have autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or intellectual disability.
Seizures early in life may render brain circuits incapable of supporting learning during critical developmental periods.
A partial ban in Europe on the use of a drug called valproate during pregnancy could deny women effective treatment for serious conditions.
Epilepsy in infancy and the use of prescription medications during pregnancy are the strongest of 29 known risk factors for autism in a child.