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Spectrum: Autism Research News
Tag: motor skills
People with mutations in SHANK3 have milder features than do those missing a chunk of DNA that includes the gene.
Harmful mutations in a gene called NAA15 may lead to autism, intellectual disability and delayed speech and motor function.
A widely used test for autism misses some children with delays in motor, social and communication skills.
A researcher proposes splitting autism into subtypes, mitochondria make neurotransmitters, and highly successful grantees may face a funding cap.
A single gene, OTUD7A, may account for most of the features seen in people missing a segment of chromosome 15 known as 15q13.3.
Spontaneous mutations that impair proteins may lead to motor problems in children with autism.
Infants who have neurofibromatosis, a genetic condition linked to autism, show motor difficulties and communication delays at 10 months of age.