An edition of the science journal, Nature, focuses on autism (click here).
The edition includes ...
Efforts to elucidate how genes and the environment shape the development of autism, although making progress, still fall far short of their goal.
Diagnoses and research funding are rising, but much about autism remains a puzzle. Nature seeks some truths.
The prevalence puzzle: Autism counts
Shifting diagnoses and heightened awareness explain only part of the apparent rise in autism. Scientists are struggling to explain the rest.
Scientists and autism: When geeks meet
Psychologist Simon Baron-Cohen thinks scientists and engineers could be more likely to have a child with autism. Some researchers say the proof isn't there.
Autism's fight for facts: A voice for science
Convinced by the evidence that vaccines do not cause autism, Alison Singer started a research foundation that pledges to put science first.
Recent data — and personal experience — suggest that autism can be an advantage in some spheres, including science, says Laurent Mottron.