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A roundup of autism papers and media mentions you may have missed.

March 2017
Week of MarchMar
20th
2017

March madness; catastrophic cuts; embryo ethics

by  /  24 March 2017

Clashing visions for the March for Science are muddying the event’s message, biomedical funding cuts do not put America first, and a rule restricting research on human embryos needs a revamp.

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Week of MarchMar
13th
2017

Funding free fall; mending mutations; film focus

by  /  17 March 2017

Donald Trump’s budget blueprint calls for considerable cuts to science agencies, CRISPR corrects mutations in human embryos, and a documentary highlights the challenges faced by an adult with autism.

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Week of MarchMar
6th
2017

Celebrating women; transplant trouble; amazing images

by  /  10 March 2017

Scientists recognize women’s contributions, ‘autism’ can be a strike against a person awaiting organ transplant, and stunning science snapshots show cells, squid and sections of the brain.

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Week of FebruaryFeb
27th
2017

Behavior boost; double data; common interests

by ,  /  3 March 2017

Neuroscientists should not forget that brains have owners, a new genetic database makes its debut, and the intense interests of people with autism offer opportunities.

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February 2017
Week of FebruaryFeb
20th
2017

Brexit anxiety; misguided momentum; embedded ethicist

by ,  /  24 February 2017

British scientists anxiously await their country’s departure from the European Union, President Trump’s views on vaccines may fuel a dangerous movement, and an ethicist helps keep gene-editing research in line.

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Week of FebruaryFeb
13th
2017

Editing history; shot talk; catch of the day

by  /  17 February 2017

The Broad Institute can keep its CRISPR patents, Trump’s vaccine safety panel may be back on, and a drug discovered in fish eases seizures in children.

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Week of FebruaryFeb
6th
2017

Breaking ground; racial divide; brain candy

by  /  10 February 2017

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is opening a new center for autism research, African-American people with autism face unique challenges, and a colorful video lights up nerve tracts in the brain.

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Week of JanuaryJan
30th
2017

Science solidarity; ENCODE expansion; strength in diversity

by  /  3 February 2017

U.S. scientists stranded by new immigration rules get a hand from their peers, the National Institutes of Health is spending millions this year on a critical genomics tool, and more than half of U.S. scientists were born abroad.

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January 2017
Week of JanuaryJan
23rd
2017

Trump change; fact finders; Oscar nod

by  /  27 January 2017

The new U.S. president is already rattling nerves, scientists push back against ‘alternative facts,’ and a film about a boy with autism who finds his voice through Disney movies earns an Oscar nomination.

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Week of JanuaryJan
16th
2017

Healthy choices; gender divide; criminal citation

by  /  20 January 2017

Tensions mount as Trump considers candidates for top health positions, a documentary highlights the overlap between autism and gender dysphoria, and ‘citation cartels’ are gaming the publication system.

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