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

September 2017
Week of AugustAug
28th
2017
News / Spotted

Boyish looks; popular pseudoscience; older fathers and more

by  /  1 September 2017

Masculinized features help define children with autism, online autism-parent forums spread pseudoscience, and the United States has more older fathers than ever.

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August 2017
Week of AugustAug
21st
2017
News / Spotted

Mitochondrial risk; anxiety amelioration; fever factor and more

by  /  25 August 2017

Some variants in mitochondrial DNA are more common than others in autism, cognitive therapy reduces anxiety for people on the spectrum, and maternal fever in the third trimester is tied to autism risk.

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Week of AugustAug
14th
2017
News / Spotted

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

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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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Week of AugustAug
7th
2017
News / Spotted

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.

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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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