A pristine record of toxic exposures and psychological trauma rests in a child’s mouth—if only it can be decoded.
Is risk of the disorder inherited, or do genes get scrambled in the womb? Researchers may be closing in on some answers.
Paul A. Offit, an infectious disease specialist, discusses the costs of not vaccinating children for fear of autism.
Confronted with her son’s diagnoses with three rare diseases, a mother contemplates luck—good and bad.
Researchers have found the first strong genetic cause to be specifically associated with autism.
Frustrated by the glacial pace of autism research, activist parents have taken matters into their own hands.