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

January 2016
Week of JanuaryJan
4th
2016

Empowering plan; autism army; mustache mismatch

by  /  8 January 2016

Hillary Clinton makes history with her autism plan, an Israeli army unit seeks soldiers on the spectrum, and there are more mustachioed medical department heads than female ones.

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December 2015
Week of DecemberDec
14th
2015

Cautionary tale; lighter load; name game

by  /  18 December 2015

Prenatal screening for some disorders crosses into dangerous territory, researchers spurn paperwork in favor of science, and a list of hilarious paper titles will make your day.

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Week of DecemberDec
7th
2015

Outgrowing autism; scrutinizing cells; editing history

by  /  11 December 2015

Some children who ‘outgrow’ autism may not have had it to begin with; researchers are wasting time and money studying the wrong cells; and talk about CRISPR’s future stirs up the past.

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Week of NovemberNov
30th
2015

Reframing autism; like minds; doctoral dilemma

by  /  4 December 2015

The ‘spectrum’ concept spawns skepticism, men’s and women’s brains are largely the same, and Ph.D.s still outnumber faculty jobs.

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November 2015
Week of NovemberNov
23rd
2015

Ad-ing costs; troubling tests; smart money

by  /  27 November 2015

A U.S. medical association wants to ban drug companies from advertising to consumers, some autism tests can have dangerous consequences, and granting agencies need to promote reproducible science.

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Week of NovemberNov
16th
2015

Biased backing; wonder woman; retirement plan

by  /  20 November 2015

Scientists from some minority groups are less likely than their white counterparts to win a grant, autism researcher Uta Frith is on a list of 100 amazing women, and research chimps go into retirement.

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Week of NovemberNov
9th
2015

CRISPR’s climb; spotlight on sexism; aging with autism

by  /  13 November 2015

Controversy continues to swirl around CRISPR, sexism in science receives much-needed attention on social media, and adults with autism fear the future.

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Week of NovemberNov
2nd
2015

Inspecting impact; baby bump; defining ‘spectrum’

by  /  6 November 2015

The infamous ‘impact factor’ does not capture a study’s true influence, an ambitious baby study halts eight months in, and a ‘spectrum’ may not be the best model for autism.

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October 2015
Week of OctoberOct
26th
2015

Spotted: Microbiome mania, CRISPR cousins

by  /  30 October 2015

Researchers call for a massive collaboration to study the microbiome, and the gene-editing tool CRISPR is in good company with the discovery of three similar systems.

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Week of OctoberOct
19th
2015

Software solutions; Sesame spectrum

by  /  23 October 2015

An app designed for Google Glass aims to help children with autism recognize emotions, and Sesame Street introduces its first muppet with autism

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