There are a lot of mysteries about the causes of autism, including if, how, and when ASD is inherited from parents. Scientists know that part of this mystery has to do with how the environment interacts with our genes.
The different subtypes of autism became a hot topic of discussion in 2017. What did autism researchers learn? Read the Autism Science Foundation's year in review.
Many parents of children with autism wonder what the risk of autism will be in later generations. Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis turned to grandmothers in IAN to try to find out.
Comedian Jerry Seinfeld stepped into a minefield when he diagnosed himself as being on the autism spectrum – "on a very drawn out scale." He complained of problems with social engagement and understanding figures of speech. Were these faint whispers of autism he described similar to the Broad Autism Phenotype?
Dr. Wendy Chung, director of clinical research at the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative, presented What We Know About Autism at a TED2014 conference. Listen to what she had to say.
Researchers from the Autism Consortium, an autism research collaboration involving major hospitals and universities in the Boston area, have discovered a genetic variation that is strongly associat
There was a time when autism was believed to be entirely psychological, the result of rejecting, cold parenting. This was completely untrue, as scientists, researchers, and clinicians came to realize. It is now widely accepted that a complex combination of genetic factors plays some role in the Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs).