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

March 2016
Week of MarchMar
14th
2016

Mortality crisis; probing prodigy; preprint appreciation

by  /  18 March 2016

Many people on the spectrum will not live to see their 40th birthday, a new book explores the link between autism and prodigy, and a growing number of researchers are sharing early versions of their papers online.

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Week of MarchMar
7th
2016

Adult life; halting harassment; curious couple

by  /  11 March 2016

A new book offers tips for parents of adults with autism, sexual harassment may be deterring women from science, and autism researchers coax babies to lie still in the scanner.

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Week of FebruaryFeb
29th
2016

Female focus; mouse missteps; disturbing disparity

by  /  4 March 2016

Women with autism take center stage again, the age and sex of mice are often missing from studies, and scientific academies have a gender problem.

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February 2016
Week of FebruaryFeb
22nd
2016

Screening slam; media 101; identity crisis

by  /  26 February 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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Week of FebruaryFeb
15th
2016

Contentious conclusion; journal jam; home sweet home

by  /  19 February 2016

A U.S. task force solidifies its stance on screening, a new journal promises a painless publication process, and a tiny mouse house may have a big impact.

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Week of FebruaryFeb
8th
2016

Pelphrey’s move; tech support; living space

by  /  12 February 2016

Microsoft urges applications from techies with autism, Yale’s Kevin Pelphrey moves south, and architects design autism-friendly spaces.

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Week of FebruaryFeb
1st
2016

Embryo editing; race debate; microbial makeover

by  /  5 February 2016

A scientist gets permission to edit the genomes of human embryos, and researchers argue that it’s time to leave race out of genetic studies.

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January 2016
Week of JanuaryJan
25th
2016

Misjudging monkeys; consoling voles; canine connection

by  /  29 January 2016

Headlines about “autistic monkeys” are missing the point, prairie voles show empathy, and dogs could offer clues to psychiatric conditions in people.

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Week of JanuaryJan
18th
2016

Tough decision; security check; building brains

by  /  22 January 2016

Genetic testing for autism raises tough ethical questions, medical databases need a security upgrade, and mini-brains could bring big discoveries.

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Week of JanuaryJan
11th
2016

CRISPR chronicles; microbiome muddle; love on the spectrum

by  /  15 January 2016

The fight over who holds the rights to CRISPR is heating up, we control our gut bacteria, and romance isn’t always easy when you have autism.

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