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Daisy Yuhas

Daisy Yuhas is a freelance science journalist and editor based in Austin, Texas. She is a features editor for the anthropology-focused digital magazine SAPIENS as well as a columnist for The Hechinger Report, where she writes about the intersection of cognitive science and education. Previously, she was an associate editor at Scientific American MIND. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Scientific American, Audubon magazine and Symmetry magazine, among other outlets.

April 2018
Features / Deep Dive

Ask me first: What self-assessments can tell us about autism

by  /  4 April 2018

With a growing acknowledgement of self-awareness in people with autism, self-report questionnaires are gaining popularity in research and clinical practice.

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August 2017
News

Parental concern may skew scores on autism test

by  /  14 August 2017

A widely used test for diagnosing autism may miss children whose parents are not concerned that their child may have the condition.

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July 2017
Features / Deep Dive

The social ties between autism and schizophrenia

by  /  12 July 2017

Autism and schizophrenia share a long and tangled history. Comparing the social features of the two conditions could lead to better treatments and a deeper understanding of each.

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March 2017
News

DNA deletion sparks separate outcomes of autism, schizophrenia

by  /  16 March 2017

In children with a deletion on chromosome 22, having autism does not boost the risk of developing schizophrenia later in life.

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February 2017
News

Temper tantrums up odds of autism diagnosis in girls

by  /  9 February 2017

Girls who show severe emotional or behavioral problems are more likely to be diagnosed with autism than those who do not.

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New administration stirs angst, activism among autism scientists

by  /  1 February 2017

President Trump’s comments on vaccines’ supposed link to autism and his proposed agency appointments are spurring scientists to take political action.

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