Mutations that appear in only some of the body’s cells contribute to autism in about 4 percent of people with the condition.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
A monkey study suggests facial recognition is not innate, a puzzle piece symbol carries negative connotations, and scientists are using a federal law to snoop on colleagues.
Children with autism are genetically more similar to one another than to a group of unaffected siblings.
Scientists this week announced the release of nearly 7,000 whole-genome sequences from a collection of families that each have one child with autism.
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A large study of minute mutations in people with developmental conditions, including autism, has uncovered 200 potential risk genes.
People with autism aren’t easily surprised, the social camouflage some girls and women with autism use may preclude diagnosis, and autism-related genes are rooted deep in human ancestry.
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About 8 percent of non-inherited mutations in people with autism occur in only some of the body’s cells, according to a study of 20,000 people.
Autism runs in families, but the search for inherited risk factors has come up short — until now.