Common and rare variants in or near autism-associated genes can have opposite effects on cognition.

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The X chromosome holds stronger-than-expected genetic sway over the structure of several brain regions. The genes that may underlie this oversized influence have ties to autism.

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Integrating genetic analyses into studies of babies’ brain development could help us understand how autism-related genes contribute to autism traits.

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