autism, developmental biology
The Hormones and Brain Regions Behind Eye Contact
The Hormones and Brain Regions Behind Eye Contact
Robert Lavine | Aug 1, 2016
Can oxytocin help increase eye contact in patients with autism, thus opening up a whole new world of social interaction?
The Genes Underlying Autism Are Coming Into Focus
The Genes Underlying Autism Are Coming Into Focus
Megan Scudellari | Aug 1, 2016
As researchers sequence the DNA of thousands of kids with autism, dozens of genetic subgroups are emerging.
Moving Toward Personalized Autism Treatment
Moving Toward Personalized Autism Treatment
Megan Scudellari | Jul 31, 2016
Researchers aim to leverage new insights into the underlying causes of the disorder to better help patients. 
Single Bacterial Species Improves Autism-Like Behavior in Mice
Single Bacterial Species Improves Autism-Like Behavior in Mice
Ruth Williams | Jun 16, 2016
Mouse pups born to mothers fed a high-fat diet lack a gut microbe that promotes social behavior, scientists show.
Altered Sense of Touch in Autism?
Altered Sense of Touch in Autism?
Jef Akst | Jun 10, 2016
A mouse study suggests that disruptions to nerves in the skin may contribute to autism spectrum disorder.
More Genetic Similarities Between Autism and Schizophrenia Found
More Genetic Similarities Between Autism and Schizophrenia Found
Tanya Lewis | Jun 7, 2016
Another study finds similar gene expression in the brains of people with these disorders.
Plastic Pollutants Can Harm Fish
Plastic Pollutants Can Harm Fish
Tracy Vence | Jun 6, 2016
European perch larvae exposed to environmentally relevant concentrations of polystyrene particles preferred to eat the microplastics in place of prey, according to a study.
Research at Micro- and Nanoscales
Research at Micro- and Nanoscales
Mary Beth Aberlin | Jun 1, 2016
From whole cells to genes, closer examination continues to surprise.
 
Editing Genomes to Record Cellular Histories
Editing Genomes to Record Cellular Histories
Ruth Williams | May 26, 2016
Researchers harness the power of genome editing to track cell lineages throughout zebrafish development.
Embryo Watch
Embryo Watch
Jef Akst | May 5, 2016
A new culture system allows researchers to track the development of human embryos in vitro for nearly two weeks.