The general public and scientists disagree on a wide range of scientific topics, from the safety of genetically modified foods to the cause of climate change.
Autism, or autism spectrum disorder, is a developmental disorder that affects a person's ability to communicate and interact with others. About 1 in 68 children in the United States has autism. Here's the latest news on autism and possible treatments for the condition.
Babies who have a high risk of developing autism may benefit from their parents receiving some video-based lessons on working with them, a new study finds.
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A new study finds that most of the rise in autism diagnoses in Denmark is due to changes in reporting practices.
People with autism may show improvements in their social skills after taking a compound called sulforaphane, which is extracted from broccoli, a small new study suggests.
in the future, taking probiotics may help people with conditions as far ranging as obesity and allergies, emerging research suggests.
The parents of children with autism, who don't have the condition themselves, may have some of the traits of people with autism, a new study shows.
Parents of children with autism sometimes decide not to have more children after their first child is diagnosed or shows signs of the disorder, a new study suggests.
The cost of supporting a person with autism over a lifetime can be as high as $2.4 million, a new study estimates.
Older mothers have a greater risk of having children with autism, and changes in molecules attached to DNA, a process called epigenetics, may be responsible, researchers have found.
It's not everyday you see a mouse with a mohawk. But that's what researchers saw while studying mice that had a genetic mutation linked to autism.
Neuroscientists are on a quest to map the brain of humans and other animals, at different stages of development.
A new map of the human brain during its development in the womb provides a detailed blueprint of where different genes are active at this critical stage of in a fetus' life.
As many as 1.5 percent, or one in 68 U.S. children on average may have autism, according to new estimates released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Patches of cells in the outer layer of the cortex are disorganized in the brains of autistic children.
Public health messages aimed at increasing vaccination rates may actually make parents less likely to vaccinate their children, new research finds.