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

April 2017
Week of AprilApr
10th
2017

Network television; facing forward; warm welcome

by  /  14 April 2017

Researchers captured networks of neurons lighting up in a small aquatic animal, facial recognition software can flag genetic conditions, and a Muppet with autism makes her debut on “Sesame Street.”

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Week of AprilApr
3rd
2017

Preprint peek-a-boo; vexing vacancy; CRISPR conundrum

by  /  7 April 2017

Cell Press announces its new preprint server, Donald Trump has yet to name a science advisor, and new gene-editing tools are calling an old finding into question.

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March 2017
Week of MarchMar
27th
2017

Brexit blues; judgment call; honor roll

by  /  31 March 2017

Scientists in the United Kingdom react to the reality of Brexit, a U.S. Supreme Court nominee apologizes for ruling against the family of a boy with autism, and a Rett syndrome researcher is racking up awards.

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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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