Autism Spectrum Disorders

Gene family mutation, autism linked

(Medical Xpress)—Harvard Medical School researchers at McLean Hospital have found that a gene family linked to autism, EphB, is essential for proper brain wiring during development. The findings suggest ...

Jan 28, 2014
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Gene that influences the ability to remember faces found

New findings suggest the oxytocin receptor, a gene known to influence mother-infant bonding and pair bonding in monogamous species, also plays a special role in the ability to remember faces. This research has important implications ...

Dec 23, 2013
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A better approach to diagnosing autism

As the number of children with autism increases nationwide, the need for effective and consistent clinical diagnosis is growing. A statewide committee recently published new guidelines designed to ensure health profession ...

Dec 23, 2013
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