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

November 2017
News

Race, class contribute to disparities in autism diagnoses

by  /  20 November 2017

Black and Hispanic children are less likely than their white peers to meet criteria for an autism diagnosis.

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Week of NovemberNov
13th
2017
News / Spotted

Adult assessment; fragile therapy; neuron nirvana and more

by  /  17 November 2017

An interview for diagnosing adults on the spectrum clears its first hurdle, a fragile X drug eases multiple features of the syndrome in a mouse model, and a brain bank chronicles the beautiful diversity of neurons.

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Takeaways from SfN 2017

by  /  16 November 2017

After five days and more than 13,000 abstracts, the Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in Washington, D.C., has drawn to a close.

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News

Lead found in fidget spinners is no idle threat, experts say

by ,  /  13 November 2017

At least 2 of about 12 fidget spinner models have been found to contain levels of lead that are unsafe for children, according to a new report by a consumer advocacy group.

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Week of NovemberNov
6th
2017
News / Spotted

Ethnicity influence; human-brained rodents; graduate drain and more

by  /  10 November 2017

Black parents are less likely than white parents to report concerns about autism features in their children, human brain organoids in rodent bodies raise ethical concerns, and science graduate programs in the United States have few American students.

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Reactions from SfN 2017

by  /  9 November 2017

Spectrum heads to Washington, D.C., to cover the annual Society for Neuroscience conference.

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Opinion / Viewpoint

Portrayals of autism on television don’t showcase full spectrum

by  /  7 November 2017

Television characters with autism look dramatically different from the majority of people who have the condition.

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News

In autism, intelligence scores may not predict school success

by  /  6 November 2017

Many children with autism do better in school than their intelligence scores would predict, and about 16 percent do worse.

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Week of OctoberOct
30th
2017
News / Spotted

Gene-editing gadgetry; intelligence trajectories; research reset and more

by  /  3 November 2017

Two new gadgets join the gene-editing toolbox, many children with autism get smarter with age, and a survey points to a research reset for Autism Speaks.

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Registry for autism-linked syndrome spurs new research

by  /  2 November 2017

Nine U.S. clinics are pooling their data to create a registry of people who have an extra copy of a region on chromosome 15 called 15q11-13, a genetic abnormality often found in people with autism.

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