A “Top Ten Advances in Autism Research 2013” Selection
See all the year’s “Top Ten” here.
A new study shows that infants who go on to develop autism take longer to shift their gaze between images than do infants who develop normally. The investigators detected the delay in 7-month-old babies and linked it to differences in a part of the brain associated with visual processing.
Thomas Bourgeron, Ph. D., Pasteur Institute (Pilot Project)
The Prevalence of Mutations in X-Chromosome Linked Genes (Pilot Project Award)
Jozef Gecz, Ph.D., Women's and Children's Hospital, Australia