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Science & Society

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

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Week of FebruaryFeb
12th
2018

Ultrasound exposure; maternal age; ‘special’ interests and more

by  /  16 February 2018
Autism is not associated with ultrasound frequency or duration, maternal age and education affect autism odds, and people on the spectrum benefit from their ‘special interests.’
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Jobs, relationships elude adults with autism

by  /  15 February 2018
Nearly half of adults with autism live with a family member and about one in five is unemployed.
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‘What the Health?’ podcast: Health policy changes in U.S. budget deal

by  /  15 February 2018
Panelists on Kaiser Health News' weekly podcast discuss the budget deal that passed the U.S. Congress this week.
February 2018
Features / Webinars

Webinar: Will Spooren describes European effort to find biomarkers for autism

28 March 2018

Reserve your spot for this webinar. Register now.

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Week of FebruaryFeb
5th
2018
News / Spotted

Political scientists; folate block; mutational mosaic and more

by  /  9 February 2018

Scientists campaign for elected office in record numbers, folate autoantibodies are common in autism families, and neurons form a genetic mosaic in the brain.

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News

U.S. Senate budget deal boosts spending for health programs

by , ,  /  8 February 2018

In a rare show of bipartisanship, Republican and Democratic Senate leaders announced a two-year budget deal that would increase federal spending for defense as well as key domestic priorities, including many health programs.

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Opinion / Q&A

U.S. agency backtracks on broad interpretation of ‘clinical trial’

by  /  6 February 2018

Autism researchers need no longer worry that their basic research will become entangled in the red tape associated with clinical trials.

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Week of JanuaryJan
29th
2018
News / Spotted

Prenatal microbiome; standing by stereotypes; Common Rule delay and more

by  /  2 February 2018

Microbiologists debate the existence of bacteria in the womb, yet another movie relies on stereotypes to portray a person with autism, and the U.S. federal government delays implementation of the Common Rule for clinical research.

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January 2018
Opinion / Columnists / Policy points

Why U.S. science may seriously suffer from a government shutdown

by  /  30 January 2018

Even a brief shutdown of the government can dramatically affect the process of conducting science and the support for young scientists.

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Week of JanuaryJan
22nd
2018
News / Spotted

Pollutant surprise; monkey clones; researchers rattled and more

by  /  26 January 2018

Researchers find a surprising link between certain pollutants and reduced autism risk, the world welcomes — and fears — the first primate clones, and new U.S. clinical trial rules reverberate globally.

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Children’s health program renewed as U.S. federal government reopens

by ,  /  25 January 2018

The U.S. Senate and House approved legislation that would keep federal dollars flowing until 8 February, as well as fund the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for the next six years.

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Features / Deep Dive

Weighing up autism’s obesity crisis

by  /  24 January 2018

Autism’s underlying biology, associated behaviors and treatments can all put people on the spectrum at serious risk for obesity.

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News / Toolbox

Survey assesses well-being in adults with autism

by  /  24 January 2018

A brief questionnaire written with guidance from people with autism is the first of its kind to assess quality of life among adults with the condition.

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