Tag: autism spectrum disorder

Defective Gene Slows Down Brain Cells

Klosterneuburg, Austria — Within the European Union alone, about three million people are affected by an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Some are only mildly affected and can live independent lives....

Study Links Gene to Sleep Problems in Autism

Spokane, WA — Up to 80 percent of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) experience sleep problems. The source of these problems has been as much of a mystery as the exact causes of ASD, which...

Gene Editing Curbs Autism Symptoms in Mice

San Antonio, TX — Scientists have edited a gene in the brain to decrease the repetitive behaviours of mice with fragile X syndrome, which is an inherited cause of autism spectrum disorders. The study...

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