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The recognition of autism independently at different times and across different cultures shows the condition has clear boundaries, despite considerable heterogeneity.
Next-generation machine-learning tools are poised to upend how scientists study behavior in animal models of autism — and not everyone is happy about it.
Autistic boys and men show notable differences in brain development, according to magnetic resonance imaging scans taken over a 16-year period.
Researchers have uncovered more than 1,200 new protein-protein interactions involving proteins coded for by autism-linked genes.
Children with autism traits tend to show agitation, excitability, decreased sleep and other mild signs of mania in adolescence; the association is higher in identical twins than fraternal twins, suggesting that genetics plays a role.
Multiple types of bias and an overreliance on caregiver reports have clouded research on the effectiveness of early interventions for autism for nearly three decades.
The largest-yet study of genetic data from autistic people has identified 255 genes associated with the condition.
People who experience an autism-specific form of anxiety also tend to have an unusually small amygdala, a brain region associated with emotion processing and fear, according to a new unpublished study.
The investigational drug arbaclofen may right an imbalance between inhibitory and excitatory signaling in the animals’ brains.