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Features / Special Reports

2015:
Year in review

22 December 2015

Featured Articles

Pep Boatella

Spectrum’s first year

22 December 2015

To say this has been a momentous year for the website would be an understatement.

Julia Yellow

Notable papers of 2015

22 December 2015

Our top 10 papers for this year, based on input from autism researchers, capture the full spectrum of findings — from molecular biology to large-scale epidemiology.

Pep Boatella

Hot topics of 2015

22 December 2015

Here’s a rundown of five trending topics that are turning traditional assumptions about autism on their head.

Guevork Lazian

How family ties to autism frame research perspectives

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Having a loved one on the spectrum has given some autism researchers a unique outlook on their work.

Yevgenia Nayberg

What’s the hardest part of an autism researcher’s job?

22 December 2015

Scientists dish about the biggest challenges they face as they tackle tough questions about autism.

Bee Johnson

Research one-liners

22 December 2015

Autism researchers distill countless hours of frantic grant-writing and experiments into a single sentence — with some hilarious results.

Abigail Goh

Staff picks from 2015

22 December 2015

Some of our favorite stories this year went beyond the news to lay bare critical controversies or highlight real-world implications of research.

Bee Johnson

Quotes of the year

22 December 2015

Here are some of our favorite quotes, by those who study autism and those who live with it, from articles we published in 2015.

Leironica Hawkins

Artist with autism illustrates ‘invisible disability’

22 December 2015

Sounds, smells and social encounters are just a few of the challenges that Leironica Hawkins, an artist on the spectrum, faces every day.

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