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Katie Moisse

News Editor, Spectrum

Katie Moisse commissions and edits news and opinion on Spectrum. She also writes Spotted, our weekly roundup of autism news from around the Web.

Katie joined the foundation in 2014 after working as digital health editor at ABC News. She has also written for Scientific American and covered research for the ALS Society of Canada.

Katie has a Ph.D. in neuropathology from the University of Western Ontario and an M.S. in journalism from Columbia University.

February 2017
Week of FebruaryFeb
13th
2017
News / Spotted

Editing history; shot talk; catch of the day

by  /  17 February 2017

The Broad Institute can keep its CRISPR patents, Trump’s vaccine safety panel may be back on, and a drug discovered in fish eases seizures in children.

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Week of FebruaryFeb
6th
2017
News / Spotted

Breaking ground; racial divide; brain candy

by  /  10 February 2017

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is opening a new center for autism research, African-American people with autism face unique challenges, and a colorful video lights up nerve tracts in the brain.

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Week of JanuaryJan
30th
2017
News / Spotted

Science solidarity; ENCODE expansion; strength in diversity

by  /  3 February 2017

U.S. scientists stranded by new immigration rules get a hand from their peers, the National Institutes of Health is spending millions this year on a critical genomics tool, and more than half of U.S. scientists were born abroad.

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January 2017
Week of JanuaryJan
23rd
2017
News / Spotted

Trump change; fact finders; Oscar nod

by  /  27 January 2017

The new U.S. president is already rattling nerves, scientists push back against ‘alternative facts,’ and a film about a boy with autism who finds his voice through Disney movies earns an Oscar nomination.

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Week of JanuaryJan
16th
2017
News / Spotted

Healthy choices; gender divide; criminal citation

by  /  20 January 2017

Tensions mount as Trump considers candidates for top health positions, a documentary highlights the overlap between autism and gender dysphoria, and ‘citation cartels’ are gaming the publication system.

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Week of JanuaryJan
9th
2017
News / Spotted

Trumping science; Brexit blowback; baby brains

by  /  13 January 2017

Donald Trump seems to see science through the lens of conspiracy, Brexit may spur an exodus of scientific talent from the United Kingdom, and preterm babies show atypical brain activity before birth.

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December 2016
Week of DecemberDec
12th
2016
News / Spotted

Treatments on trial; future in flux; summoning scientists

by  /  16 December 2016

Drugs for autism and epilepsy have their day in court, a spending bill leaves scientists in limbo, and researchers should speak up to correct misinformation.

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Week of DecemberDec
5th
2016
News / Spotted

Immune attack; CRISPR climax; postdoc plight

by  /  9 December 2016

Immune molecules could be targets for autism treatments, the battle for CRISPR’s patent may be nearing an end, and a plan to give postdoctoral researchers overtime pay is scuttled.

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Week of NovemberNov
28th
2016
News / Spotted

Trump change; preprint power; science stories

by  /  2 December 2016

Scientists are nervous about the next four years, grant money is making preprints more common, and researchers should grab a beer with a science writer.

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November 2016
Model behavior: Monkeys with extra copies of MeCP2 spend less time interacting with other monkeys and more time circling their cages than controls do.Pete Oxford / Minden Pictures
News

Extra dose of Rett syndrome gene alters brain waves in monkeys

by  /  16 November 2016

Monkeys with multiple copies of the gene MeCP2 have irregular brain waves similar to those seen in some children with autism.

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