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

June 2016
Week of MayMay
30th
2016

Care co-op; biased psychotherapists; funding failure

by  /  3 June 2016

A training program leads physicians to screen more children for autism, psychotherapists may discriminate against the working class, and a lack of federal funding leaves children with autism underserved.

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May 2016
Week of MayMay
23rd
2016

Tissue tussle; adult inattention; printed hand

by  /  27 May 2016

Proposed changes to federal ethics rules spark concerns among researchers, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder may be different in adults, and an artist plans to print a three-dimensional hand using stem cells.

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Week of MayMay
16th
2016

Folate flap; pay gap; blood privacy

by  /  20 May 2016

The media offers clarity on prenatal folate levels and autism, early-career women scientists make less than their male counterparts, and states grapple with what to do with babies’ blood.

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Week of MayMay
9th
2016

Hospital overhaul; essay errors; silent shopping

by  /  13 May 2016

Flagship National Institutes of Health hospital undergoes a staff shake-up, scientists criticize an essay by a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and a supermarket offers silent shopping hours.

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Week of MayMay
2nd
2016

Abilify alert; long-lived embryos; Missing publications

by  /  6 May 2016

An autism drug can cause compulsion problems, embryos survive a record 13 days in culture, and the results from some clinical trials languish for too long.

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April 2016
Week of AprilApr
25th
2016

Colossal quest; life edit; building skills

by  /  29 April 2016

Genetics giant Craig Venter wants to sequence 2 million genomes, CRISPR pioneer Emmanuelle Charpentier just wants to work, and the online building game Minecraft helps people with autism socialize.

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Week of AprilApr
18th
2016

Brain station; monkey business; duplication dilemma

by  /  22 April 2016

Researchers are proposing an ‘international brain station’ to share data between labs, China is becoming the destination for primate research, and 1 in 25 papers contains inappropriately copied images.

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Week of AprilApr
11th
2016

Deceitful DNA; grant gambit; autism glass

by  /  15 April 2016

A woman claims that a genetic test failed to flag her son’s deadly condition, a researcher wins a rare appeal of a rejected grant application, and a graduate student’s gadget could help people with autism to read emotions.

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Week of AprilApr
4th
2016

Accepting autism; blocking bias; making history

by  /  8 April 2016

Apple promotes autism awareness month (and the iPad), a new tool can keep meta-analyses in check, and one woman makes it her mission to give female scientists their due credit.

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Week of MarchMar
28th
2016

New numbers; film flub; diversity deficiency

by  /  1 April 2016

Researchers get bold on autism screening, talking to reporters about science shouldn’t be scary, and parents are divided on gene-editing ethics.

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