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

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The first animal model of MYT1L syndrome suggests that fast-maturing neurons lead to the unusually small brains, social deficits and other traits seen in people with the condition.

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When Holly Stessman isn’t probing autism genes, she is tending to her flock of chickens or seeking out the next great sci-fi movie.

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A large, whole-genome sequencing study of families yields insights into ultra-rare genetic variants that contribute to autism.

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Cross-species comparisons can help make sense of subtle genetic variants in people with autism and identify hundreds of new genes that may contribute to the condition.

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