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May 2016
Week of MayMay
9th
2016
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Hospital overhaul; essay errors; silent shopping

by  /  13 May 2016

Flagship National Institutes of Health hospital undergoes a staff shake-up, scientists criticize an essay by a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and a supermarket offers silent shopping hours.

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Week of MayMay
2nd
2016
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Abilify alert; long-lived embryos; Missing publications

by  /  6 May 2016

An autism drug can cause compulsion problems, embryos survive a record 13 days in culture, and the results from some clinical trials languish for too long.

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April 2016
Week of AprilApr
25th
2016
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Colossal quest; life edit; building skills

by  /  29 April 2016

Genetics giant Craig Venter wants to sequence 2 million genomes, CRISPR pioneer Emmanuelle Charpentier just wants to work, and the online building game Minecraft helps people with autism socialize.

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Week of AprilApr
18th
2016
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Brain station; monkey business; duplication dilemma

by  /  22 April 2016

Researchers are proposing an ‘international brain station’ to share data between labs, China is becoming the destination for primate research, and 1 in 25 papers contains inappropriately copied images.

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Week of AprilApr
11th
2016
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Deceitful DNA; grant gambit; autism glass

by  /  15 April 2016

A woman claims that a genetic test failed to flag her son’s deadly condition, a researcher wins a rare appeal of a rejected grant application, and a graduate student’s gadget could help people with autism to read emotions.

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Week of AprilApr
4th
2016
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Accepting autism; blocking bias; making history

by  /  8 April 2016

Apple promotes autism awareness month (and the iPad), a new tool can keep meta-analyses in check, and one woman makes it her mission to give female scientists their due credit.

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Week of MarchMar
28th
2016
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New numbers; film flub; diversity deficiency

by  /  1 April 2016

Researchers get bold on autism screening, talking to reporters about science shouldn’t be scary, and parents are divided on gene-editing ethics.

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March 2016
Week of MarchMar
21st
2016
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Brain change; biobank first; family ties

by  /  25 March 2016

Transcranial magnetic stimulation turned John Elder Robison’s life upside down, Australia opens its first autism biobank, and Siddhartha Mukherjee pens a personal take on schizophrenia’s heredity.

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Week of MarchMar
14th
2016
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Mortality crisis; probing prodigy; preprint appreciation

by  /  18 March 2016

Many people on the spectrum will not live to see their 40th birthday, a new book explores the link between autism and prodigy, and a growing number of researchers are sharing early versions of their papers online.

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Week of MarchMar
7th
2016
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Adult life; halting harassment; curious couple

by  /  11 March 2016

A new book offers tips for parents of adults with autism, sexual harassment may be deterring women from science, and autism researchers coax babies to lie still in the scanner.

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