A minority of boys with autism have brains that are unusually large relative to their bodies — a trait tied to regression and intellectual disability.
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Children who carry certain rare mutations linked to autism learn to walk late — but have less severe social and language difficulties than do other children with the condition.
Removing the Rett syndrome gene, MeCP2, from distinct cells and brain regions reveals hidden features of the condition.
The brains of some women with autism more closely resemble those of typical men than those of typical women.
Girls who show severe emotional or behavioral problems are more likely to be diagnosed with autism than those who do not.
Although the number of people diagnosed with autism is on the rise, the proportion with severe features has dropped since 2000.
A combination of multiple diagnostic tests may gauge the extent to which adults with autism attempt to blend in.
Some women who have children with autism look in the mirror, an accounting firm predicts profit from employees on the spectrum, and 2016 was a slow year for drug approvals.
Instead of simply listing sex differences in the brain, researchers should consider how sex interacts with other factors to affect the brain, Joel says.