Diagnoses of autism spectrum disorder, or ASD, have been rising over the past decades, with one in 36 children identified with the condition in 2020 compared to one in 150 back in 2000, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Nevan Krogan, PhD, senior investigator at Gladstone Institutes and director of the Quantitative Biosciences Institute at UC San Francisco, shares new research on genetic changes that contribute to ASD.