Altered electrical activity in the neurons of mice with a mutated copy of SCN2A may explain the animals’ autism-like social behaviors.

The post Model mice hint at sodium channel gene’s contribution to autism appeared first on Spectrum | Autism Research News.

Deleterious mutations in an autism-associated gene can make neurons hyperexcitable, raising the risk of epileptic seizures.

The post How mutations in top autism gene could lead to seizures appeared first on Spectrum | Autism Research News.

Researchers can roughly project what autistic children's lives will look like years down the road. But how good is their crystal ball — and what are its benefits?

The post Mapping the futures of autistic children appeared first on Spectrum | Autism Research News.