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Autism (sometimes called “classical autism”) is the most common condition in a group of developmental disorders known as the autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). Autism is characterized by impaired social interaction, problems with verbal and nonverbal communication, and unusual, repetitive, or severely limited activities and interests. Other ASDs include Asperger syndrome, Rett syndrome, childhood disintegrative disorder, and pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified (usually referred to as PDD-NOS). Experts estimate that three to six children out of every 1,000 will have autism. Males are four times more likely to have autism than females.
Researchers fine-tune an additional system for more efficient gene editing

Researchers fine-tune an additional system for more efficient gene editing

Monitoring strains of bacteria may provide better insights into the microbiome

Monitoring strains of bacteria may provide better insights into the microbiome

Revealing a Cell's Components through Artificial Intelligence

Revealing a Cell's Components through Artificial Intelligence

Novel tool provides an unprecedented view of brain cell activity

Novel tool provides an unprecedented view of brain cell activity

Study employs gene reactivation to treat Fragile X syndrome

Study employs gene reactivation to treat Fragile X syndrome

Adults with rare genetic changes have poorer health, says study

Adults with rare genetic changes have poorer health, says study

De Novo Mutations may Play a Role in Male Infertility

De Novo Mutations may Play a Role in Male Infertility

Microbiome differences in autism reflect dietary preferences, says study

Microbiome differences in autism reflect dietary preferences, says study

Novel algorithm pinpoints genes associated with related genetic diseases

Novel algorithm pinpoints genes associated with related genetic diseases

Genetic liability to mental health conditions may affect a person's choice of residence

Genetic liability to mental health conditions may affect a person's choice of residence

New insight into how neurons and astrocytes work together to form healthy synapses

New insight into how neurons and astrocytes work together to form healthy synapses

Study analyzes walking movements to detect nervous system disorders

Study analyzes walking movements to detect nervous system disorders

Study finds greater facial asymmetry in parents of autistic individuals

Study finds greater facial asymmetry in parents of autistic individuals

UMSOM study suggests a genetic basis behind instantaneous human compatibility

UMSOM study suggests a genetic basis behind instantaneous human compatibility

New research identifies a master timekeeper for the brain's circadian clock

New research identifies a master timekeeper for the brain's circadian clock

Study describes a new method for identifying sperm mutations that can cause disease in children

Study describes a new method for identifying sperm mutations that can cause disease in children

Study identifies rare inherited variants that implicate new autism candidate risk genes

Study identifies rare inherited variants that implicate new autism candidate risk genes

Study identifies a signaling protein that controls the assembly of mitochondria

Study identifies a signaling protein that controls the assembly of mitochondria

Study shows astrocytes induce sex differences during brain development

Study shows astrocytes induce sex differences during brain development

Study reveals neurotransmitter releases impairments in schizophrenia patients

Study reveals neurotransmitter releases impairments in schizophrenia patients