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From funding decisions to scientific fraud, a wide range of societal factors shape autism research.

News / Spotted
Week of AugustAug
14th
2017

Transcranial treatment; maternal inflammation; autism ants and more

by  /  18 August 2017
Transcranial treatment may bolster memory in adults with autism, inflammatory molecule may alter an emotional brain region in newborns, and examining ants could yield insights into autism
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.
News / Spotted
Week of AugustAug
7th
2017

Off-key outcomes; visualizing variants; urine indifference and more

by  /  11 August 2017
Music therapy proves ineffective for autism, brain structures differ with 16p11.2 duplications and deletions, and mice missing NLGN3 may influence the sociability of their littermates.
August 2017
News

Decision over ‘ACE’ autism grants stirs anxiety among scientists

by  /  10 August 2017

The fate of the most prized grants in autism research is expected within weeks, and some researchers fear for their programs’ future.

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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.

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July 2017
Week of JulyJul
24th
2017
News / Spotted

Edited human embryos; prenatal antidepressants; gut thinking and more

by  /  28 July 2017

Researchers in Oregon edit human embryos, prenatal antidepressants may play a role in autism risk, and gut microbiota are associated with early cognition.

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News

Adults with autism face gaps in jobs, services

by  /  24 July 2017

More than half of adults with autism in the United States lack paying jobs, and many go without critical services such as healthcare.

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Week of JulyJul
17th
2017
News / Spotted

Valproate ban; hearing voices; adult autism and more

by  /  21 July 2017

A movement to ban valproate during pregnancy gains a foothold in France, people with auditory hallucinations seek to demedicalize the experience, and adults on the spectrum speak out.

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Opinion / Viewpoint

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.

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Week of JulyJul
10th
2017
News / Spotted

Autism author; new leadership; cannabis crush and more

by  /  14 July 2017

An author with autism debuts his second book, the U.S. agency tasked with protecting public health has a new director, and new legislation makes medical cannabis accessible to people with autism in Georgia.

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News

Most disabled children would not be shielded from U.S. Medicaid cuts

by ,  /  13 July 2017

Only a fraction of disabled children would meet the definition of ‘blind and disabled’ that would allow them to keep their Medicaid coverage under the proposed health bill Republicans are pushing.

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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.

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Week of JulyJul
3rd
2017
News / Spotted

Autism advantage; robot therapists; CRISPR nightmares and more

by  /  7 July 2017

Employers discover the perks of having staffers on the spectrum, robots deliver autism therapy, and Jennifer Doudna of CRISPR fame recounts her nightmares.

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