Of the thousand or so individuals with autism Helen Tager-Flusberg has studied since the 1970s, one sharply stands out in her memory: a 13-year-old boy whose special education teachers had been helping him...

Since the unveiling of the first draft of the human genome in June 2000, you’ve probably heard a lot about the potential power of genomic data for diagnosing, preventing and even curing disease....

In families that have at least one child with autism, significant motor impairments crop up in most children with the disorder and hardly any of their unaffected siblings, according to a...

I just returned from a fantastic week of reporting on autism news at the 2011 Society for Neuroscience annual meeting and Cell Symposia autism satellite meeting. Check out my stories from...

Sigma Life Science, a St. Louis-based research company, debuted seven new rat models of autism Tuesday evening at the 2011 Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in Washington, D.C. Six of the rats each...

Here at SFARI.org, most of the researchers we write about, whether geneticists, neuroscientists or clinicians, are trying to understand the intricacies of the autistic mind — and some, ultimately, are trying...

Researchers can delay a monkey’s reaching movement by shining a beam of light into its brain, according to unpublished research presented at a poster session Sunday at the 2011 Society for Neuroscience...

Mice missing the Rett syndrome gene MeCP2 show a gradual decline in vision, and too much inhibitory signaling in the visual cortex, according to unpublished research presented Thursday at Cell Symposia: Autism Spectrum Disorders:...