Former diagnostic category sometimes considered high-functioning autism, now part of autism spectrum disorder. The diagnostic difference to autism is that Asperger syndrome involves no general delay in cognitive or language development.
[PMID 24047820] Common variation contributes to the genetic architecture of social communication traits.
[PMID 22934172] Mood disorders in mothers of children on the autism spectrum are associated with higher functioning autism.
[PMID 21182207] Variants in several genomic regions associated with asperger disorder.