Opinion / Viewpoint

Vaccination: Costly clash between autonomy, public health

by ,  /  15 August 2017

Every state in the country should require that all children be vaccinated before attending school.

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Opinion / Cross Talk

Research inspires range of careers outside the lab

by  /  8 August 2017
Researchers who left academia explain how science still informs their new careers -- in a nonprofit organization, biotech company, science administration or journalism.
Opinion / Viewpoint

Tendency to ‘freeze’ may be measurable feature of autism

by ,  /  1 August 2017
Many adolescents with autism experience catatonia, a quantifiable decline in motor ability.
Opinion / Viewpoint

Choice of method may influence brain imaging results in autism

by  /  25 July 2017
Small differences in brain imaging methods can have large effects on results.

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Autism research needs a dose of social science

by  /  18 July 2017

Academics in disciplines such as law, history and the arts have the potential to make extensive contributions to the lives of people with autism.

Opinion / Viewpoint

Why model autism programs are rare in public schools

by  /  11 July 2017

The United States is failing most of its half million school-age children with autism by not giving them a good education.

Opinion / Viewpoint

Whole genomes may hold clues to autism, but patience is key

by ,  /  27 June 2017

We finally have access to whole-genome sequences from people with autism. But before we can properly interpret these data, we need to know what we’re looking for.

Opinion / Viewpoint

The interplay of common, rare variation in autism

by  /  27 June 2017

Autism researchers should ditch the false dichotomy between common inherited variants and much rarer random mutations.

Opinion / Viewpoint

Burning debate: What’s the best way to nab real autism genes?

by  /  27 June 2017

How to best use a large volume of data to discover new genetic risk factors for autism is a matter of intense debate, particularly in light of historical challenges.

Opinion / Viewpoint

Genetics for poets

by  /  27 June 2017

Where do we stand in our understanding of autism genetics — and what major questions remain? A molecular biologist supplies answers in stanzas.

Opinion / Viewpoint

Family groups play key role in advancing autism research

by  /  27 June 2017

Families need more support from researchers in order for their heroic efforts to be optimally effective.

Opinion / Viewpoint

Why it’s time to spin autism genes into drug screens

by  /  27 June 2017

Autism researchers’ top priority should be shifting their focus to finding treatments for severe forms of the condition.

Opinion / Viewpoint

Book Review: ‘To Siri with Love’ offers provocative look at parenting

by  /  20 June 2017

A new book highlights how parenting children with autism is a lot like parenting anyone: You worry, you obsess and, on many an occasion, underestimate everyone, including yourself.

Opinion / Viewpoint

Chemical tags reveal interplay of genes, environment in autism

by  /  20 June 2017

The landscape of chemical modifications on the DNA of people with autism could reveal clues to the condition and lead to treatments.

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