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Autism Genetics

How Genetic Tests Could Help Parents Better Understand Their Child's Autism

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 09.01.2015 | Parents

Diagnosing autism is a complex and often inexact science that can involve multiple rounds of behavioral testing. But a new study has found that two ge...

Anna Almendrala

More Children With Autism Are Going To College Than Ever Before (And 5 Other Key Findings) | Anna Almendrala | Posted 03.11.2014 | Parents

Research on autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is still in its infancy, but knowledge about the brain disorder, which is associated with developmental del...

Autism and Genes: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Robert Klitzman, M.D. | Posted 06.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Robert Klitzman, M.D.

How we -- as individuals and as a society -- respond to burgeoning genetic discoveries will be as important as these discoveries themselves.

Check This Box: Science Is Getting Easier/Harder/Both/Neither?

Jonathan D. Moreno | Posted 06.06.2012 | Science
Jonathan D. Moreno

We seem to be in a transition period from a marvelously rich era of discovery in the last thirty years to an era in which new concepts and methods will be required to gain access to another range of powerful discoveries.

Catherine Pearson

Autism: Environmental Factors Messing With Our Kids? (STUDY) | Catherine Pearson | Posted 10.01.2011 | Healthy Living

The debate about what causes autism continues, with two new studies suggesting there might be more of an environmental component at play than previous...

Random Gene Mutations--Not Just Hereditary Ones--Could Be Cause Of Autism

TIME | Posted 08.09.2011 | Healthy Living

Random changes in genes, rather than changes handed down from parents, may be responsible for some cases of autism, scientists say. The findings sugge...