Special Reports Curated collections of articles on special topics in autism.

Take a look back at the most important developments in autism research in 2012, including notable papers, top techniques, major controversies and predictions for the future.


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Notable papers of 2012

20 December 2012

Among a wealth of exciting research, ten sets of papers made an impact this year.

Director’s column: 2012 in review

20 December 2012

SFARI director Gerald Fischbach comments on the year’s most notable papers.

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Drugs in development for autism

20 December 2012

A look at various drugs attempting to address autism and their stages of development.

Hot topics in 2012

20 December 2012

New candidate genes, drugs in development and diagnostic debates were just a few of the themes that garnered intense interest this year.

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Top tools and techniques of 2012

20 December 2012

2012 saw many new exciting — and often colorful — technical advances, ranging from tools that build brains from the cell up to robots that can replace neuroscientists.

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Most-viewed articles of 2012

20 December 2012

A list of the ten stories that most caught our readers’ attention this year.

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Top quotes of 2012

20 December 2012

The top quotes of 2012.

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Predictions for 2013

20 December 2012

Take a look through SFARI.org’s crystal ball to predict major developments in autism research in 2013.

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What stood out to you in 2012?

20 December 2012

We packaged the year’s research highlights from our vantage point. What advances stood out to you in 2012? And where do you see the field going?

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