Marmosets exposed to a mock infection in the womb have altered vocal development and diminished social interest; exposed macaques show changes in brain structure and function.
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Tuberous sclerosis provides a unique opportunity to understand autism because about half of people with that single-gene condition also have autism.
The loss of 21 genes on chromosome 3 may substantially raise the risk of autism.
An auditory therapy may improve autistic people’s emotional control and help them feel safe enough to engage with the world.
In a large survey, autistic adults from around the world described their experiences of using psychological strategies to fit in.
At 10 months of age, infants later diagnosed with autism show key differences in joint attention, a behavior in which two people focus on the same object or event.
Although many children with autism want to engage with peers, their emotional difficulties often get in the way of their relationships.
Many scientists have pointed out possible errors of analysis and interpretation in a high-profile study that suggested microbes can ease autism-like behaviors in mice.
Researchers have engineered two generations of monkeys with mutations in SHANK3, a top autism gene. The first generation shows traits reminiscent of the condition.