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Spectrum: Autism Research News


Katharine Gammon

Katharine Gammon is an award-winning independent science journalist based in Santa Monica, California. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, WIRED, The Guardian, Undark, Popular Science, MIT Technology Review, Nature, Hakai and beyond.

November 2022
Week of OctoberOct

Spotted around the web: Mapping histones; COVID-19 births; acetaminophen lawsuits

Here is a roundup of news and research for the week of 31 October.

Photograph of a parent crossing a city street with two children

A mix of common and rare variants shapes autism inheritance patterns

by  /  4 November 2022

The study also reveals a link between language development and common variants.

Three scans of zebrafish brains.

Zebrafish point to new gene involved in brain overgrowth, autism

by  /  1 November 2022

The gene, YTHDF2, has not previously been linked to autism.

October 2022
People in a medical office, seen through a window with reflections.

Lags in genetic testing, variant reporting hinder autism research

by  /  28 October 2022

Few autistic people undergo the recommended genetic testing for their condition, and test results often do not make their way into public databases, where researchers and clinicians can learn from them.