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International Society for Autism Research 2022

INSAR 2022

Autistic LGBTQ+ people report frequent mental health problems

by  /  16 May 2022
The co-occurring conditions may stem from the heightened stress people in minority communities experience.
INSAR 2022
Three views of zebrafish.

Novel gene linked to brain size in autistic people

by  /  16 May 2022
The gene, YTHDF2, may be one of several that contribute to an autism subtype marked by an unusually big brain.
INSAR 2022

Clinicians lack confidence in diagnostic interviews with Black mothers

by  /  13 May 2022
Implicit biases might be to blame, and the discrepancy persists across clinics, regardless of maternal education, family income and a child’s IQ score.
May 2022
INSAR 2022

Information loss may weaken autism genetic scores

by  /  13 May 2022

Even the best data practices and technology drop key variants in attempts to predict autism likelihood.

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Speech bubble formed by a network of communication
INSAR 2022

INSAR Community Newsletter: Tweets & murmurs from Day Three

by  /  13 May 2022

We are covering the talks in Austin, Texas, this week, plus what the research community is talking about online, in the Lone Star Ballroom and around town.

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INSAR 2022

Organoids hint at origins of enlarged brains in autistic people

by  /  13 May 2022

The size of the cerebral cortex seems to depend on when neural progenitor cells multiply or differentiate into glial cells and neurons.

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Neuron with dendrites, showing white on solid black.
INSAR 2022

DDX3X loss affects male, female mouse neurons differently

by  /  12 May 2022

The sex-specific effects may help elucidate why the small number of boys with DDX3X syndrome are born to unaffected mothers.

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INSAR 2022

INSAR Community Newsletter: Tweets & murmurs from Days 1 and 2 of the meeting

by  /  12 May 2022

We are covering the talks in Austin, Texas, this week, plus what the research community is talking about online, in the Lone Star Ballroom and around town.

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White lab mice bunched up in corner of cage.
INSAR 2022

Mouse models mirror cerebellum patterns seen in autism

by  /  12 May 2022

Animals with different autism-linked mutations share disruptions to the mTOR signaling pathway, pointing to a potential molecular mechanism for the atypical cerebellar development seen in some autistic people.

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INSAR 2022

Heading to INSAR 2022: Hybrid format, COVID-19, Texas beef

by  /  11 May 2022

Many autism researchers say they are excited to gather in person for the first time in three years, but concerns about COVID-19 and the meeting location persist.

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April 2022
INSAR 2022

Pandemic, politics temper INSAR’s in-person return

by  /  4 April 2022

Some autism researchers and clinicians say they are boycotting the upcoming annual meeting of the International Society for Autism Research in Austin, Texas, because of the state’s controversial health policies and lack of COVID-19 mitigation strategies.

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