Researchers have charted gene expression in the brains of rhesus macaques from before birth into adulthood.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Mice with a mutation in CHD8, the top autism gene, show no signs of any of the condition’s core features.
A drug that curbs the expression of MeCP2, a gene duplicated in people with an autism-linked syndrome, normalizes brain function and reverses abnormal behaviors in mice.
Rare antibodies taken from the blood of women who have a child with autism cause brain structure changes and autism-like symptoms in male mice.
Electrically stimulating a particular circuit in the brain shows promise for reversing symptoms of Rett syndrome, a disorder that shares features with autism.
A method that maps signaling molecules in the brain may help researchers home in on areas where seizures originate.
Researchers have mapped the migration patterns of neurons in the developing monkey brain and pinpointed when they establish their identities.