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

August 2016
Week of AugustAug
8th
2016

Political science; dedicated digs; name game

by  /  12 August 2016
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Week of AugustAug
1st
2016

Testosterone test; enhancement stance; retirement pan

by  /  5 August 2016

A new study casts doubt on the ‘extreme male brain’ theory of autism, Americans are worried about gene editing, and a Pasteur Institute clash raises questions about scientists’ age.

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July 2016
Week of JulyJul
25th
2016

Calming remedies; labor lessons; women wanted

by  /  29 July 2016

New drugs target the brain’s calming chemical, inducing labor does not boost autism risk, and the start is imminent for a project to develop personalized treatments.

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Week of JulyJul
18th
2016

Fake facilitation; third strike; Pokémon passion

by  /  22 July 2016

An autism researcher retracts her third paper in as many years, scientists write fraudulent reviews of their own papers, and Pokémon Go boosts social skills in children with autism.

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Week of JulyJul
11th
2016

Brexit break-ups; little impact; micro medicine

by  /  15 July 2016

Scientists are excluding U.K. colleagues from studies; a life sciences publisher abandons the ‘impact factor;’ and a new open-access journal makes its debut.

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Week of JulyJul
4th
2016

Acetaminophen risks; imaging failures; autism on TV

by  /  8 July 2016

A study links acetaminophen use to autism, scientists find a flaw in brain imaging software, and a television show about autism is set to premiere next week.

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Week of JuneJun
27th
2016

Brexit effect; ghost game; down with jargon

by  /  1 July 2016

Scientists fret over ‘Brexit,’ a video game boosts cognitive skills in children, and studies detail the downsides of jargon.

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June 2016
Week of JuneJun
20th
2016

CRISPR medicine; inclusive experiments; autism in Egypt

by  /  24 June 2016

Scientists target human cancer with CRISPR, device trials may become more diverse, and autism awareness grows in Egypt.

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Week of JuneJun
13th
2016

Probing parenting; connectome conference; women at the bench

by  /  17 June 2016

A grant extends a study on parenting children with fragile X syndrome, the Human Connectome Project progresses, and women scientists play the role of experimenter in published work.

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Week of JuneJun
6th
2016

Antidepressant test; federally funded flop; budget boost

by  /  10 June 2016

A new blood test could personalize depression treatment, a journalist dissects the demise of a large children’s study, and the National Institutes of Health budget may grow by $2 billion.

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