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

June 2017
Week of JuneJun
19th
2017

Fathering geeks; GWAS weaknesses; Prozac protection and more

by  /  23 June 2017

Paternal age drives ‘geek index’ scores, GWAS may have a big weakness, serotonin boosts mouse social behaviors, and what is science Tinder?

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Week of JuneJun
12th
2017

Fever finding; neuronal cookbookery; CRISPR’d unicorns; mining 23andMe

by  /  16 June 2017

The evidence linking autism and maternal infections grows, special neuron recipes are in development, a CRISPR pioneer envisions unicorns, and 23andMe delivers empathy data.

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Week of JuneJun
5th
2017

Injury risk; stem-cell start; food faces

by  /  9 June 2017

People with autism are at high risk of death from injury, China starts a clinical trial involving human embryonic stem cells, and individuals with autism have trouble seeing faces in food.

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Week of MayMay
29th
2017

Restricted diagnoses; CRISPR caveat; imam outreach

by  /  2 June 2017

The British government is limiting the number of new autism diagnoses in the United Kingdom, CRISPR makes the mistake everyone worried it would, and Minnesota imams reach out amid a measles outbreak.

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May 2017
Week of MayMay
22nd
2017

Budget backlash; legend lost; migratory minds

by  /  26 May 2017

Proposed cuts to biomedical research in the United States spark outrage, the autism research community has lost a legend in Isabelle Rapin, and scientists like to move around.

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Week of MayMay
15th
2017

Diagnostic odyssey; breaking through; leading role

by  /  19 May 2017

A doctor decodes a rare genetic condition, burnout is a big problem in science, and an actor with autism will play the lead in “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.”

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Week of MayMay
8th
2017

Collaborative conference; drug danger; autism map

by  /  12 May 2017

Autism researchers and advocates gather in San Francisco, nearly one-third of drugs approved in the United States are later linked to safety issues, and an interactive map lays out locations of U.S. autism clinics.

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Week of MayMay
1st
2017

Funding future; vaccine politics; health connections

by ,  /  5 May 2017

The National Institutes of Health receives a $2 billion boost, politicians who propagate anti-vaccine views are fueling outbreaks, and a new report highlights preventable conditions associated with autism.

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April 2017
Week of AprilApr
24th
2017

Senate support; brain boom; spectrum of support

by  /  28 April 2017

Scott Gottlieb is poised to become chief of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, neuroscience research has blossomed over the past decade, and new grants support adults with autism.

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Week of AprilApr
17th
2017

Marching forward; aging workforce; sounding off

by  /  21 April 2017

The March for Science is finally here, the scientific workforce is aging at an alarming rate, and a pint-size podcaster tackles serious science.

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