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

October 2016
Week of OctoberOct
17th
2016

Clinical conundrum; double data; mission control

by  /  21 October 2016

Some say a focus on basic neuroscience is crushing clinical research, a gene database gets a big upgrade, and Autism Speaks revises its goals.

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Week of OctoberOct
10th
2016

Rett reflections; supplement scare; gender studies

by  /  14 October 2016

It’s been 50 years since the first description of Rett syndrome, a hodgepodge of supplements sickens a boy with autism, and gender stereotypes make it hard to spot girls on the spectrum.

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Week of OctoberOct
3rd
2016

Political science; canine connection; reference point

by  /  7 October 2016

The presidential candidates sound off on science, dogs may hold clues about social behavior in people, and gender matters when it comes to reference letters for postdocs.

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September 2016
Week of SeptemberSep
26th
2016

Spectrum of color; biased review; fees please

by  /  30 September 2016

Non-white adults with autism may feel forgotten, names on papers may bias peer reviewers, and eLife will begin charging publication fees.

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Week of SeptemberSep
19th
2016

Facebook funds; trials on trial; meeting of minds

by  /  23 September 2016

Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan pledge $3 billion to treat disease, new rules require researchers to share clinical trial results, and neuroscientists unite for big brain projects.

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Week of SeptemberSep
12th
2016

Grant gaffe; brain bestowal; biobank blitz

by  /  16 September 2016

A university must pay the U.S. government $9.5 billion for false claims on federal grants, a mother explains her decision to donate her son’s brain to science, and investigators struggle to enroll families in autism research.

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Week of SeptemberSep
5th
2016

Sounding out ultrasounds; name game; geek gathering

by  /  9 September 2016

A tie between first-trimester ultrasounds and autism severity is tenuous at best, misnamed genes litter the literature, and neuroscientists enjoy their version of summer camp.

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Week of AugustAug
29th
2016

Clinton care; autism in Africa; gender grievance

by  /  2 September 2016

Hillary Clinton releases an expansive mental health care agenda; researchers call for autism research in sub-Saharan Africa; and a scientist alleges gender bias at the National Institutes of Health.

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August 2016
Week of AugustAug
22nd
2016

Picking priorities; wristband recorder; going for gold

by  /  26 August 2016

People with autism assemble a wish list for researchers, a digital wristband tracks anxiety, and a runner on the spectrum prepares for his Paralympic debut.

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Week of AugustAug
15th
2016

Sympathetic ear; test drive; diversity dearth

by  /  19 August 2016

People with autism pick up emotion in voices, a new simulator helps drivers on the spectrum, and a lack of diversity can affect research results.

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