Many people with mutations in the NCKAP1 gene have autism or autism traits, according to a new study spanning seven countries.
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Signs & Symptoms
Autism’s core symptoms accompany a constellation of subtle signs that scientists are just beginning to unmask.
This is part 2 of Owen’s story. It tracks his early progress in treatment for autism. Part 1 described his difficult path to a diagnosis.
Mutations in a top autism gene called SYNGAP1 slow the rate at which zebrafish digest food and pass waste, and may also disrupt gut function in people.
A new eye-tracking study highlights how social cues shape attention differently in people with and without autism.
Autistic people’s ability to understand another person’s thinking does not diminish with age, as it does for non-autistic people.
Autistic people who have trouble identifying their emotions are also likely to have anxiety, depression and problems with social communication.
A new test can measure the language skills of autistic children of any verbal ability, at almost any age.
Neurotypical adults change how they view social scenes over time in a way that autistic adults do not, reflecting different underlying mechanisms of social attention.
The more children with autism tune in to and communicate with others as toddlers, the stronger their conversation skills are later in childhood.