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 Increased brain growth, mutations and autism linked in new studyIncreased brain growth, mutations and autism linked in new study
 
Salk Institute researchers have now found a pattern of DNA damage that is unique to brain cells derived from individuals with a single form of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) called macrocephalic ASD. The study, published in the journal Cell Stem Cell in January 2020, may offer an explanation about the developmental misstep that caused this disease.
 
   Detecting Autism EarlyDetecting Autism Early
 
Autism, or autism spectrum disorder, is a developmental disorder associated with a lack of social communication/interaction and restricted or repetitive behavior. The disorder is typically diagnosed within the first 2 years of life.
 
   Link between autism and poor cognitionLink between autism and poor cognition
 
Autistic people are often brilliant, but they may also have poor cognitive skills. The relationship between autism and either condition, inside the brain, has been far from clear. However, now a new study shows that poor cognition in autism could be due to the influence of a small gene fragment.
 
 Evidence for Autism being a Genetic Condition
 
Evidence for Autism being a Genetic ConditionAutism spectrum disorder is a complex, behaviorally defined neurodevelopmental disorder that affects an estimated 1 in 59 children in the United States.
 
 
 Common test for autism found wanting
 
Common test for autism found wantingA new study reports that based on data from over 6,500 subjects, the commonly used AQ10 test is not relevant in diagnosing autism.
 
 
 People with ASD have cellular abnormality that impairs myelin production, study reveals
 
People with ASD have cellular abnormality that impairs myelin production, study revealsPeople with autism spectrum disorder appear to suffer malfunctions in a cell that produces a special coating around nerve fibers that facilitates efficient electrical communication across the brain.
 
 
 Autistic mothers experience higher rates of post-natal depression
 
Autistic mothers experience higher rates of post-natal depressionAutistic mothers are more likely to report post-natal depression compared to non-autistic mothers.