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September 2015
Week of SeptemberSep
21st
2015
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Funding frenzy; personal pledge

by  /  25 September 2015

A $13 million grant from the National Institutes of Health aims to help to make stem cell models of autism, and the ‘unaffected sibling’ of a girl with autism pledges to advance the field.

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Week of SeptemberSep
14th
2015
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Spotted: Insel’s move; disclosure fail

by  /  18 September 2015

Thomas Insel is stepping down as director of the National Institute of Mental Health after 13 years, and a policy aimed at curbing conflicts of interest is having little impact.

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Week of SeptemberSep
7th
2015
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Spotted: Screening support, editing ethics

by  /  11 September 2015

The debate over whether to screen all toddlers for autism rages on, and a team of ethicists thinks editing the genomes of human embryos is okay.

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Week of AugustAug
31st
2015
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Spotted: Replication fail; remembering Oliver Sacks

by  /  4 September 2015

Two-thirds of psychology studies can’t be replicated, and the world loses the great Oliver Sacks.

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August 2015
Week of AugustAug
24th
2015
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Spotted: Screening stance; outlawed words

by  /  28 August 2015

The debate about autism screening resurges, and psychologists want to blacklist the term “autism epidemic.”

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Week of AugustAug
17th
2015
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Spotted: Phony reviews; tracking trials

by  /  21 August 2015

Springer pulled 64 studies over faked peer reviews, and positive clinical trial results are hard to find.

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Week of AugustAug
10th
2015
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Spotted: Building brains; classification controversy

by  /  14 August 2015

A 3D printer makes brains out of bio-ink, and researchers debate the number of types of neurons.

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Week of AugustAug
3rd
2015
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Spotted: Bioethics backlash; screening strife

by  /  7 August 2015

Ethicists need to “get out of the way” of CRISPR, and researchers rally around routine screening for autism.

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July 2015
Week of JulyJul
27th
2015
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Spotted: Student solution; media muddle

by  /  31 July 2015

Graduate students could solve science’s replication problem, and media attention is a blessing and a curse.

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Week of JulyJul
20th
2015
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Spotted: CRISPR crisis; tools of the trade

by  /  24 July 2015

Editing the genome has never been easier, and theories about the brain are inextricably tied to technology.

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