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Spectrum: Autism Research News

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Katie Moisse

Contributing editor

Katie Moisse is contributing editor and former news editor at Spectrum.  She teaches science communication at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. She has a Ph.D. in neuropathology from the University of Western Ontario and an M.S. in journalism from Columbia University.

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March 2017
Week of MarchMar
20th
2017

March madness; catastrophic cuts; embryo ethics

by  /  24 March 2017

Clashing visions for the March for Science are muddying the event’s message, biomedical funding cuts do not put America first, and a rule restricting research on human embryos needs a revamp.

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Week of MarchMar
6th
2017

Celebrating women; transplant trouble; amazing images

by  /  10 March 2017

Scientists recognize women’s contributions, ‘autism’ can be a strike against a person awaiting organ transplant, and stunning science snapshots show cells, squid and sections of the brain.

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Week of FebruaryFeb
27th
2017

Behavior boost; double data; common interests

by ,  /  3 March 2017

Neuroscientists should not forget that brains have owners, a new genetic database makes its debut, and the intense interests of people with autism offer opportunities.

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February 2017
Week of FebruaryFeb
20th
2017

Brexit anxiety; misguided momentum; embedded ethicist

by ,  /  24 February 2017

British scientists anxiously await their country’s departure from the European Union, President Trump’s views on vaccines may fuel a dangerous movement, and an ethicist helps keep gene-editing research in line.

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Week of FebruaryFeb
13th
2017

Editing history; shot talk; catch of the day

by  /  17 February 2017

The Broad Institute can keep its CRISPR patents, Trump’s vaccine safety panel may be back on, and a drug discovered in fish eases seizures in children.

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Week of FebruaryFeb
6th
2017

Breaking ground; racial divide; brain candy

by  /  10 February 2017

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is opening a new center for autism research, African-American people with autism face unique challenges, and a colorful video lights up nerve tracts in the brain.

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Week of JanuaryJan
30th
2017

Science solidarity; ENCODE expansion; strength in diversity

by  /  3 February 2017

U.S. scientists stranded by new immigration rules get a hand from their peers, the National Institutes of Health is spending millions this year on a critical genomics tool, and more than half of U.S. scientists were born abroad.

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January 2017
Week of JanuaryJan
23rd
2017

Trump change; fact finders; Oscar nod

by  /  27 January 2017

The new U.S. president is already rattling nerves, scientists push back against ‘alternative facts,’ and a film about a boy with autism who finds his voice through Disney movies earns an Oscar nomination.

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Week of JanuaryJan
16th
2017

Healthy choices; gender divide; criminal citation

by  /  20 January 2017

Tensions mount as Trump considers candidates for top health positions, a documentary highlights the overlap between autism and gender dysphoria, and ‘citation cartels’ are gaming the publication system.

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Week of JanuaryJan
9th
2017

Trumping science; Brexit blowback; baby brains

by  /  13 January 2017

Donald Trump seems to see science through the lens of conspiracy, Brexit may spur an exodus of scientific talent from the United Kingdom, and preterm babies show atypical brain activity before birth.

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