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Spectrum: Autism Research News
Restoring the gene, TAOK2, in mice missing an autism-linked region of chromosome 16 normalizes neuronal movement during development.
Our Twitter feeds were awash with research activity this week, including a review of autism intervention studies and resources to build better data-wrangling skills.
Their plans stand to improve how autistic children from racial or ethnic minorities are evaluated.
Spectrum Launch: Neuropsychology’s diversity problem; the true cost of a postdoc; a bevy of job posts
Two groups are working to increase representation among neuropsychology researchers, in part to improve behavioral assessments for autism.
A standard questionnaire can help identify social (pragmatic) communication disorder more readily in school-age children.
The code may help scientists identify people with the autism-linked condition and recruit them into clinical trials.
Highlights this week include two gene studies — one on the role of autism-linked genes in developing interneurons and another on the genetic origins of overlapping autism and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.
After a brain transplant of reprogrammed human cells, the animals can for the first time recapitulate some neuronal changes seen in people with fragile X syndrome.
People with the autism-linked syndrome lack a protein implicated in several cancers, but it’s unclear whether — or how — they are protected from malignancies.