Five years after its latest revision, the manual used to diagnose autism is back under scrutiny, as evidence suggests it excludes some people on the spectrum.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Tag: Rett syndrome
A journal covering autism in adulthood makes its debut, researchers call for an ethical framework for human organoid studies, and the association between acetaminophen and autism risk comes under scrutiny.
A checklist for fragile X syndrome could help identify people with the condition in low-resource settings, France unveils a plan for early diagnosis and education of children with autism, and virally inserted ‘bar codes’ help track individual neurons.
Microbiologists debate the existence of bacteria in the womb, yet another movie relies on stereotypes to portray a person with autism, and the U.S. federal government delays implementation of the Common Rule for clinical research.
Success in a small clinical trial of spinal muscular atrophy suggests gene therapy might treat single-gene conditions related to autism.
Watch the complete replay of this journal club, which featured two papers that explore therapies for Rett syndrome.
A candidate drug in clinical trials for Huntington’s disease reverses gait problems in a mouse model of Rett syndrome.
Mutations in the Rett syndrome gene MECP2 have different effects on subtypes of neurons.
A virus that delivers a working copy of the Rett syndrome gene to the brain improves features of the condition in mice, and appears to be safe in monkeys.