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Mice with faulty SHANK3 mimic autism features in people

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Family ties: How ordinary people influence autism research

14 September 2016

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

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How families launch their own autism studies

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Some parents are starting ‘N-of-1’ studies for autism, but their efforts don’t always get taken seriously.

The seekers
Why parents try fringe therapies for autism

by  /  21 September 2016

Many parents resort to unproven — even dangerous — alternative treatments for their children’s autism. What drives them?

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