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November 2022
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The new history of autism, part II

by  /  9 November 2022

For decades, two figures have dominated the history of autism studies. Today, newly excavated documents are calling into question the primacy of these men as founders of the field.

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Writing a ‘new history of autism’

by  /  8 November 2022

Spectrum talks with David Dobbs about researching his latest article, and what he found.

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Sepia toned photo of Grunya Sukhareva in 1928

From the archives: Rare photos of Grunya Sukhareva

by  /  7 November 2022

Recently uncovered images show the famous Soviet child psychologist in the clinic and training colleagues.

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Black and white photograph of Grunya Sukhareva in a delicate collage of squares and circles on a cream colored background.

The new history of autism, part I

by  /  7 November 2022

For decades, two figures have dominated the history of autism studies. Today, newly excavated documents are calling into question the primacy of these men as founders of the field.

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Community Newsletter: A profound discussion on autism labels

by  /  6 November 2022

Representation was the theme of this this week, with a deep discussion on ‘profound autism’ and info about an upcoming conference.

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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.

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Spectrum Launch: Child care at SfN; interview tips; Neuropixels course

by  /  3 November 2022

This month’s issue is packed with tips for early-career researchers heading to the first in-person meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in three years.

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Autism brain signature most pronounced in sensory areas

by  /  2 November 2022

An analysis of 11 cortical regions shows anterior-to-posterior shifts in gene expression linked to autism.

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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.

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October 2022
Woman sits on a hospital bed and looks out of a window.

Psychiatric conditions hospitalize almost one in three autistic women by age 25

by  /  31 October 2022

The findings, based on Swedish national registry data, suggest a critical need to expand mental health services for autistic people.

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