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Autism News Wire

  • Parental obesity and autism risk in the child

    Published Monday, April 7, 2014 - 09:41
    ... to go. We must study genetic factors in the relationship between obesity and autism, as well as environmental factors ... points out that genetic mutation may play a role in the development of both extreme obesity and autism. Researchers ...
  • A critical window into the developing human brain profiled in Nature

    Published Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 21:53
    ... to autism in prior scientific studies during development. "We used the maps we created to find a hub of genetic action that could be linked to autism -- and we found one," says Lein. "These genes were associated ...
  • Patches of cortical layers disrupted during early brain development in autism

    Published Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 14:20
    ... the diversity of symptoms in patients with autism, as well as the extremely complex genetics behind the disorder," explained ... " that can be observed. The study found that in the brains of children with autism, key genetic markers were absent in brain cells ...
  • Critical role of one gene to our brain development

    Published Sunday, March 16, 2014 - 20:32
    ... in the American Journal of Human Genetics, an international research team led by ... this network of cells, such as intellectual disabilities, epilepsy and autism, are hard to understand, and treat," ...
  • Autism and intellectual disability incidence linked with environmental factors

    Published Friday, March 14, 2014 - 04:45
    ... and the effect is surprisingly strong." Although autism and intellectual disability have genetic components, environmental causes ... of autism and ID. "We interpret the results of this study as a strong environmental signal," Rzhetsky said. "For future genetic ...
  • Study uncovers why autism is more common in males

    Published Friday, February 28, 2014 - 13:34
    ... at greater risk for neurodevelopmental disorders, such as autism spectrum disorder (ASD), than females, but ... have proposed that there are sex-based differences in genetic susceptibility. However, past ...
  • Scientists identify gene linking brain structure to intelligence

    Published Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 18:02
    ... 's important to point out that intelligence is influenced by many genetic and environmental factors. The gene we ... psychiatric disorders, such as schizophrenia, autism, where impaired cognitive ability ...
  • Gene that influences receptive joint attention in chimpanzees gives insight into autism

    Published Friday, February 7, 2014 - 07:06
    ... heritable means variation in this ability has a genetic basis, which led the researchers to the ... in which receptive joint attention is compromised, such as autism spectrum disorders (ASD), and may ...
  • Probiotic therapy alleviates autism-like behaviors in mice

    Published Sunday, December 8, 2013 - 08:04
    ... in a mouse model. "Traditional research has studied autism as a genetic disorder and a disorder of the brain, but our work ... reproduces only the environmental component. "Autism is such a heterogeneous disorder that the ratio between genetic and environmental contributions could be different ...
  • Air pollution and genetics combine to increase risk for autism

    Published Monday, December 2, 2013 - 15:05
    ... appears to increase the risk for autism among people who carry a genetic disposition for the neurodevelopmental disorder ... and 5 years of age from the Childhood Autism Risks From Genetics and the Environment Study, a population-based ...