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November 2015
Week of NovemberNov
9th
2015
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CRISPR’s climb; spotlight on sexism; aging with autism

by  /  13 November 2015

Controversy continues to swirl around CRISPR, sexism in science receives much-needed attention on social media, and adults with autism fear the future.

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Week of NovemberNov
2nd
2015
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Inspecting impact; baby bump; defining ‘spectrum’

by  /  6 November 2015

The infamous ‘impact factor’ does not capture a study’s true influence, an ambitious baby study halts eight months in, and a ‘spectrum’ may not be the best model for autism.

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October 2015
Week of OctoberOct
26th
2015
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Spotted: Microbiome mania, CRISPR cousins

by  /  30 October 2015

Researchers call for a massive collaboration to study the microbiome, and the gene-editing tool CRISPR is in good company with the discovery of three similar systems.

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Week of OctoberOct
19th
2015
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Software solutions; Sesame spectrum

by  /  23 October 2015

An app designed for Google Glass aims to help children with autism recognize emotions, and Sesame Street introduces its first muppet with autism

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Week of OctoberOct
12th
2015
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Autism app, finding fingerprints, can of worms

by  /  16 October 2015

A new iPhone app flags possible autism symptoms, and researchers discover two ‘new’ neurons in a worm.

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Week of OctoberOct
5th
2015
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Imagine this; screening scrum

by  /  9 October 2015

A drawing test reveals subtle slips in the imaginative process for children with autism, and researchers continue the fight for routine autism screening.

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Week of SeptemberSep
28th
2015
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Power player; placebo predictors

by  /  2 October 2015

The MacArthur Foundation honors neuroscientist Beth Stevens, and researchers pin down factors that influence the placebo effect in autism trials.

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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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