Associations between behavior and resting brain activity differ between autistic boys and girls, according to a new study.

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Preliminary results suggested the treatment is no better than placebo at reducing the severity of core autism traits.

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The stubborn lack of treatments for fragile X syndrome — a leading cause of inherited intellectual disability and autism — is spurring researchers to revise clinical trial techniques and revisit old drug candidates.

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Brain responses to visual stimuli are smaller and weaker in children with Phelan-McDermid syndrome, an autism-linked genetic condition, than in non-autistic children.

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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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In this edition of Null and Noteworthy, researchers open the case on acetaminophen and close it on oxytocin.

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