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September 2016
Week of SeptemberSep
19th
2016
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Facebook funds; trials on trial; meeting of minds

by  /  23 September 2016

Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan pledge $3 billion to treat disease, new rules require researchers to share clinical trial results, and neuroscientists unite for big brain projects.

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Week of SeptemberSep
12th
2016
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Grant gaffe; brain bestowal; biobank blitz

by  /  16 September 2016

A university must pay the U.S. government $9.5 billion for false claims on federal grants, a mother explains her decision to donate her son’s brain to science, and investigators struggle to enroll families in autism research.

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Week of SeptemberSep
5th
2016
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Sounding out ultrasounds; name game; geek gathering

by  /  9 September 2016

A tie between first-trimester ultrasounds and autism severity is tenuous at best, misnamed genes litter the literature, and neuroscientists enjoy their version of summer camp.

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Week of AugustAug
29th
2016
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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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Week of AugustAug
15th
2016
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Sympathetic ear; test drive; diversity dearth

by  /  19 August 2016

People with autism pick up emotion in voices, a new simulator helps drivers on the spectrum, and a lack of diversity can affect research results.

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Week of AugustAug
8th
2016
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Political science; dedicated digs; name game

by  /  12 August 2016
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Week of AugustAug
1st
2016
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Testosterone test; enhancement stance; retirement pan

by  /  5 August 2016

A new study casts doubt on the ‘extreme male brain’ theory of autism, Americans are worried about gene editing, and a Pasteur Institute clash raises questions about scientists’ age.

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July 2016
Week of JulyJul
25th
2016
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Calming remedies; labor lessons; women wanted

by  /  29 July 2016

New drugs target the brain’s calming chemical, inducing labor does not boost autism risk, and the start is imminent for a project to develop personalized treatments.

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Week of JulyJul
18th
2016
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Fake facilitation; third strike; Pokémon passion

by  /  22 July 2016

An autism researcher retracts her third paper in as many years, scientists write fraudulent reviews of their own papers, and Pokémon Go boosts social skills in children with autism.

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