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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.
Uncovering how different types of stimulation impact neuronal activity

Uncovering how different types of stimulation impact neuronal activity

Study shows some genetic variants have stronger effects on RNA expression even before birth

Study shows some genetic variants have stronger effects on RNA expression even before birth

Study unveils genetic variants that play key role in psychiatric, neurological conditions

Study unveils genetic variants that play key role in psychiatric, neurological conditions

Large mutations may explain diverse outcomes from autism genes

Large mutations may explain diverse outcomes from autism genes

Genetically manipulating cells using synthetic materials to construct artificial structures

Genetically manipulating cells using synthetic materials to construct artificial structures

Study finds impact of specific gene on neurodevelopment, causing ASD and macrocephaly

Study finds impact of specific gene on neurodevelopment, causing ASD and macrocephaly

Distinct loss-of-function variants cause shared clinical features in neuronal development disorders

Distinct loss-of-function variants cause shared clinical features in neuronal development disorders