A top autism gene called SCN2A plays a role at neuronal connections into adulthood, offering hope for treating mutations after infancy.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency has made it legal for doctors to prescribe an epilepsy drug derived from marijuana. But all other compounds derived from marijuana remain under tight restrictions.
The United States has approved a compound derived from marijuana as a treatment for certain types of epilepsy. The ruling may spell good news for autism research.
A technique called intracranial electroencephalography can reveal brain functions with great sensitivity and may ultimately unearth the underpinnings of autism.
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.