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Five hot topics in autism research in 2019

23 December 2019

This year’s hot topics in autism research center around brain organoids, heart rate, the gut microbiome, treatment timing and early detection.

Photographer captures intimate scenes of daily life with autism

by  /  23 December 2019

An award-winning photography series offers a close look at one autistic person coming of age in New York City.

Illustration of a storefront with stem cell treatments

In case you missed them: Spectrum’s standout stories from 2019

23 December 2019

Here are seven Spectrum stories from this year that deserve a close look.

Busy lab scene illustration shows researchers scaling walls and clinical trials underway in a fantastical image

Looking toward a year of 2020 vision

23 December 2019

The end of the year is a time for reflection — and making predictions for the year ahead.

Notable papers in autism research in 2019

23 December 2019

This year’s top papers deepen our understanding of autism’s genetics and reveal mixed results from trials of autism therapies.

Illustration shows two people communicating, word bubble above head show that one person is getting less information.

Quotes of the year

23 December 2019

In our favorite quotes from stories we published this year, researchers jump for joy, put themselves in parents’ shoes and contemplate the weirdness of the genome.