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New evidence ties Hans Asperger to Nazi eugenics program

by  /  19 April 2018
The Austrian doctor Hans Asperger cooperated extensively with the Nazi regime and may have sent dozens of children to their deaths.
Opinion / Columnists / Connecting matters

Why no one needs a diagnosis of ‘social communication disorder’

by  /  17 April 2018
A diagnosis of social communication disorder only keeps people from a community and resources they desperately want and need.
News

Federal limits on medical marijuana research hinder treatments

by , ,  /  16 April 2018
By the time Ann Marie Owen turned to marijuana to treat her pain, she was struggling to walk and talk. She also hallucinated.
April 2018
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Fragile X checklist; France plays catch-up; bar-coded neurons and more

by  /  13 April 2018

A checklist for fragile X syndrome could help identify people with the condition in low-resource settings, France unveils a plan for early diagnosis and education of children with autism, and virally inserted ‘bar codes’ help track individual neurons.

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Budget boom; CRISPR retraction; basketball benefit and more

by  /  6 April 2018

With one exception, budget allocations are booming for U.S. science agencies, a CRISPR paper that shook faith has been retracted, and professional basketball teams build sensory rooms for fans on the spectrum.

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March 2018
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Late-life diagnosis; narrated brain stimulation; microglia movie and more

by  /  30 March 2018

Women describe relief at finally learning they have autism, a man with epilepsy narrates during stimulation of his brain, and the brain’s immune cells are caught on film nibbling at neuronal connections.

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Activists arrested; poop cult; ‘landmark’ movie and more

by  /  23 March 2018

Activists are arrested while protesting the use of electroshock devices, a Facebook group claims cabbage slurry can prevent autism, and a movie features romance — and actors — on the spectrum.

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Multimedia / Webinars

Roundtable: Debating diagnostic criteria for autism

17 April 2018

Watch the complete replay of our roundtable on the utility of the DSM-5’s diagnostic criteria for autism. 

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Features / Special Reports / Spotlight on mouse models of autism

Inside Scoop From the Autism Anchors: The role of mouse models in autism

21 March 2018

Our autism anchors, Raphael Bernier and James Mancini, explain how mouse models can help scientists understand the causes of autism and evaluate potential treatments for the condition.

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News

What to watch for when analyzing mouse behavior

by  /  21 March 2018

Many tests for unusual behavior in mice are prone to operator error. Here’s how to avoid common traps.

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scientist looks through binoculars showing a boy on one side, and a mouse on the other.
Opinion / Viewpoint

Why we need a mouse version of a diagnostic test for autism

by ,  /  21 March 2018

Researchers have developed behavioral measures that can accurately diagnose autism in people; these lessons can and should be applied to mice.

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Week of MarchMar
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Early theory of mind; bizarre book defense; fake news and more

by  /  16 March 2018

Theory of mind develops surprisingly early, a book publisher doubles down in defense of a controversial author, and false vaccine news gets a correction.

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Statistical errors may taint as many as half of mouse studies

by  /  15 March 2018

Neuroscientists are sounding the alarm about ‘pseudoreplication,’ a widespread practice that studs the literature with false results.

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