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Patent on autism genetic test may stifle science

by  /  17 May 2018

A patent on variants in an autism gene is unlikely to hold up in court, but may still hinder research, some experts say.

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Study challenges theory that protein surplus underlies fragile X

by  /  16 May 2018
Many people with fragile X syndrome show average rates of protein production, challenging a long-held assumption about the condition.
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Girls with autism at high risk of sexual abuse, large study says

by  /  14 May 2018
Many women with autism or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder report having been sexually abused as a child.
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Rise in U.S. autism prevalence stems mainly from ‘mild’ cases

by  /  12 May 2018
The bulk of the increase in autism prevalence in the United States between 2000 and 2012 can be attributed to children on the mild end of the spectrum.

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Autism screen misses children with noticeable delays

by  /  21 May 2018

A widely used test for autism misses some children with delays in motor, social and communication skills.

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Takeaways from INSAR 2018

by  /  14 May 2018

Adults on the spectrum, gender issues, and the search for autism biomarkers were among the key themes at this year’s International Society for Autism Research annual meeting.

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Reactions from INSAR 2018

by  /  12 May 2018

Europe’s largest port is about to get a little busier this week as members of the autism research community pour into Rotterdam, the Netherlands, for the 17th annual International Society for Autism Research (INSAR) meeting.

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Young girls with autism have more psychiatric problems than boys

by  /  12 May 2018

A greater proportion of 3-year-old girls than boys with autism have psychiatric features such as anxiety and moodiness.

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Few parents recognize regression in their children with autism

by  /  12 May 2018

Many children eventually diagnosed with autism lose social skills between 18 months and 3 years of age. But few parents notice this trend.

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Who’s ‘minimally verbal’? Depends whom you ask

by  /  12 May 2018

The proportion of children with autism considered to be minimally verbal in a study depends on the criteria researchers use to identify them.

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Special interests hinder self-control in children with autism

by  /  12 May 2018

Children with autism show much less restraint when confronted with one of their interests, compared with their typical peers.

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Canadian pediatricians may miss many children with autism

by  /  11 May 2018

Pediatricians disagree with specialists 25 percent of the time on whether a child should receive an autism diagnosis.

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Autism, developmental delay can have distinct genetic origins

by  /  11 May 2018

Mutations in certain genes contribute specifically to autism, and others only to developmental delay.

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Video-based app may be effective screen for autism

by  /  11 May 2018

Researchers have built a tablet-based tool that uses machine learning to make screening for autism easy and efficient.

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