autism
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.
Another Andrew Wakefield Movie in the Works
Another Andrew Wakefield Movie in the Works
Bob Grant | May 4, 2016
This one will be largely based on the discredited anti-vaccine researcher’s 2010 book.
Probing Autism Genetics
Probing Autism Genetics
Tanya Lewis | Apr 25, 2016
A new research initiative aims to analyze DNA from 50,000 people with autism.
Anti-Vax Flick Pulled from Film Festival
Anti-Vax Flick Pulled from Film Festival
Tracy Vence | Mar 28, 2016
Tribeca Film Festival organizers reverse their decision to screen a documentary by discredited researcher Andrew Wakefield.
More Mini Brains
More Mini Brains
Jef Akst | Feb 17, 2016
Simple versions of brain organoids could serve as new models for testing the effects of drugs, researchers reported at this year’s AAAS meeting. 
Infection-Autism Link Explained?
Infection-Autism Link Explained?
Jef Akst | Jan 31, 2016
A mouse study suggests a mechanism by which severe infections during pregnancy increase autism risk.