Autism spectrum disorders

Parents of children with autism often have autistic traits

(Medical Xpress)—Studying children with autism and their parents, researchers have found that when a child has autism, his or her parents are more likely to have autistic traits than parents who don't have a child with ...

Autism spectrum disorders

Lab confirms vitamin D link to autism traits

Researchers at The University of Queensland's Queensland Brain Institute have found a link between vitamin D deficiency in pregnancy and increased autism traits.

Genetics

Study finds that genes play a role in empathy

A new study published today suggests that how empathic we are is not just a result of our upbringing and experience but also partly a result of our genes.

Autism spectrum disorders

Testosterone levels linked to higher autistic traits

Local researchers say foetus' exposure to high levels of testosterone in utero might explain increased autistic-like traits, according to Baron-Cohen's Extreme Male Brain theory (EMB).

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