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Babies with a family history of autism have heart rates that are unusually low and that respond aberrantly to speech sounds, according to a new study1. If the findings are confirmed in larger studies, a low heart rate might indicate heightened risk of autism, says lead investigator Katherine Perdue,…
12 hours ago · From Spectrum News
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Autism is a complex condition, with a wide range of features that vary in their severity. Autism’s genetic roots are equally complex. The condition runs in families, but most of the relevant mutations identified so far arose spontaneously in the sperm or egg or after fertilization. In the past 10 ye…
2 days ago · From Spectrum News
Genetics in motion: The secret to understanding autism lies largely in our DNA. The post Autism genetics: the movie appeared first on Spectrum | Autism Research News. Source: Spectrum News
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Having fevers while pregnant boosts the risk of having a child with autism, according to a study of more than 95,000 women1. The link is strongest in the second trimester, when a single fever is associated with a 40 percent increase in autism risk. Three or more fevers after the first trimester trip…
3 days ago · From Spectrum News
The post Fathering geeks; GWAS weaknesses; Prozac protection and more appeared first on Spectrum | Autism Research News. Source: Spectrum News
6 days ago · From Spectrum News
A new technique for building a ‘brain in dish’ reveals how neurons move to their proper places during fetal development — and how that process may go awry in people with a genetic condition linked to autism1. The method is a twist on a technique used to grow neurons in 3-D clusters called spheroids.…
6 days ago · From Spectrum News
The post Webinar: Experts debate promise of ‘affinities’ in autism appeared first on Spectrum | Autism Research News. Source: Spectrum News
7 days ago · From Spectrum News
Serious obstacles impede Latino families’ quest for autism diagnosis and treatment in the United States. Challenges include a lack of information about autism and a concern that consulting experts might bring them legal trouble1. The findings may help explain why Latino children with autism are diag…
7 days ago · From Spectrum News
Children with autism are more likely than their neurotypical peers to have any of a host of medical conditions in their early years, according to a new study. The findings come from a review of health records from 42,520 children, 3,911 of whom have autism. Children with autism were more likely than…
8 days ago · From Spectrum News