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February 2017
Week of JanuaryJan
30th
2017
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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
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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
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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
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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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Week of JanuaryJan
2nd
2017
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Family resemblance; accounting for diversity; drug dearth

by  /  6 January 2017

Some women who have children with autism look in the mirror, an accounting firm predicts profit from employees on the spectrum, and 2016 was a slow year for drug approvals.

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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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Week of DecemberDec
12th
2016
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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
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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
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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
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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