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Bacterial loan: An enzyme taken from Leptotrichia shahii can bind to and cut messenger RNA.
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With new part, CRISPR can cut RNA in living cells

by  /  15 July 2016
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Lit up: Light stimulates dopamine neurons in the brain’s reward center (red) and restores social behavior in mice.

Autism gene wires social reward circuits in mouse brains

by  /  14 July 2016
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Group defense: T cells, and a molecule they release, may be important players in social behavior.

Key molecule may tie immune response to social behavior

by  /  13 July 2016

Spectrum is an editorially independent division of the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative.

Work in progress: An inside look at autism’s job boom

by  /  20 July 2016

Splashy corporate initiatives aim to hire people with autism, but finding and keeping work is still a struggle for those on the spectrum. Can virtual avatars and for-profit startups help?

The most terrifying childhood condition you’ve never heard of

by  /  6 July 2016

Childhood disintegrative disorder, a rare and severe condition, rapidly melts away a child’s abilities. A new theory proposes that this little-known condition turns back the developmental clock.

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