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Emily Anthes

Contributing Writer, Spectrum

Emily Anthes is a freelance science journalist and author based in Brooklyn, New York. She writes news stories for Spectrum. Her work has also appeared in The New York Times, Wired, Nature and elsewhere. Her book, “Frankenstein’s Cat: Cuddling Up to Biotech’s Brave New Beasts,” was published in March 2013. She has a master’s degree in science writing from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a bachelor’s degree in the history of science and medicine from Yale.

December 2016
Week of DecemberDec
19th
2016
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Screening scrutiny; tracking technology; sensitive Santa

by  /  23 December 2016

The jury is still out on autism screening, technology to track wandering children is under attack, and a sensitive Santa Claus sees children on the spectrum.

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November 2016
Week of NovemberNov
21st
2016
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Risky business; urgent care; the old college try

by  /  25 November 2016

Some say a focus on basic neuroscience is crushing clinical research, a gene database gets a big upgrade, and Autism Speaks revises its goals.

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Week of NovemberNov
14th
2016
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CRISPR in the clinic; autism app; women only

by  /  18 November 2016

Scientists test CRISPR as a cancer treatment, an app could help parents pick up on hints of autism, and a Dutch science academy tries to tilt its ranks toward women.

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October 2016
Neighborhood watch: Children who live in certain areas may have limited access to medical services. Meinzahn / iStock
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Geographic analysis reveals disparities in autism detection

by  /  13 October 2016

School and medical records for children with autism in largely Hispanic neighborhoods often do not reflect the children’s condition.

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diagonal shadow of a family--parents and a girl
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Parents miss signs of autism in their daughters

by  /  5 October 2016

Parents of girls with autism are significantly less likely than those of boys with the condition to voice concerns about their child’s social behavior.

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September 2016
Week of AugustAug
29th
2016
News / Spotted

Clinton care; autism in Africa; gender grievance

by  /  2 September 2016

Hillary Clinton releases an expansive mental health care agenda; researchers call for autism research in sub-Saharan Africa; and a scientist alleges gender bias at the National Institutes of Health.

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August 2016
Week of AugustAug
22nd
2016
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Picking priorities; wristband recorder; going for gold

by  /  26 August 2016

People with autism assemble a wish list for researchers, a digital wristband tracks anxiety, and a runner on the spectrum prepares for his Paralympic debut.

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July 2016
Week of JulyJul
4th
2016
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Acetaminophen risks; imaging failures; autism on TV

by  /  8 July 2016

A study links acetaminophen use to autism, scientists find a flaw in brain imaging software, and a television show about autism is set to premiere next week.

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Week of JuneJun
27th
2016
News / Spotted

Brexit effect; ghost game; down with jargon

by  /  1 July 2016

Scientists fret over ‘Brexit,’ a video game boosts cognitive skills in children, and studies detail the downsides of jargon.

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April 2016
Risky relationship: Certain genetic risk factors for autism are tied to weight problems, which can lead to diabetes.  
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Autism may share risk factors with diabetes

by  /  18 April 2016

Teens and young adults with autism are about three times more likely than those without the condition to have type 2 diabetes.

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