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Spectrum: Autism Research News


Alisa Opar

Freelance writer, Simons Foundation

Alisa Opar is a California-based science writer and the articles editor at Audubon magazine.

January 2008

Josh Huang: In dogged pursuit of autism’s off switch

by  /  3 January 2008

In 1982, Josh Huang was an impressionable young biology undergraduate at Shanghaiʼs FuDan University. Like some of his fellow Chinese students, he knew he wanted to be a neuroscientist, but with limited access to scientific journals, had no idea which big questions were then at the forefront of research.