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

November 2016
Week of NovemberNov
14th
2016

CRISPR in the clinic; autism app; women only

by  /  18 November 2016

Scientists test CRISPR as a cancer treatment, an app could help parents pick up on hints of autism, and a Dutch science academy tries to tilt its ranks toward women.

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Week of NovemberNov
7th
2016

Standing tall; defying bullies; stronger together

by  /  11 November 2016

Researchers must rally in the wake of Trump’s triumph, scientists harshly critique their colleagues on social media, and women in science are more collaborative than men.

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Week of OctoberOct
31st
2016

Athletic advantage; fair share; mosaic mind

by  /  4 November 2016

Sports bring benefits to children on the spectrum, researchers debate sharing DNA data with study participants, and a look at the brain’s many genomes earns a prestigious prize.

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October 2016
Week of OctoberOct
24th
2016

Meaningful mentors; book club; paper money

by  /  28 October 2016

Scientists can learn from ‘mentors’ with autism, schoolgirls on the spectrum pen a book about their experiences, and researchers spot clues that a paper’s authorship was purchased.

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Week of OctoberOct
17th
2016

Clinical conundrum; double data; mission control

by  /  21 October 2016

Some say a focus on basic neuroscience is crushing clinical research, a gene database gets a big upgrade, and Autism Speaks revises its goals.

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Week of OctoberOct
10th
2016

Rett reflections; supplement scare; gender studies

by  /  14 October 2016

It’s been 50 years since the first description of Rett syndrome, a hodgepodge of supplements sickens a boy with autism, and gender stereotypes make it hard to spot girls on the spectrum.

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Week of OctoberOct
3rd
2016

Political science; canine connection; reference point

by  /  7 October 2016

The presidential candidates sound off on science, dogs may hold clues about social behavior in people, and gender matters when it comes to reference letters for postdocs.

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September 2016
Week of SeptemberSep
26th
2016

Spectrum of color; biased review; fees please

by  /  30 September 2016

Non-white adults with autism may feel forgotten, names on papers may bias peer reviewers, and eLife will begin charging publication fees.

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Week of SeptemberSep
19th
2016

Facebook funds; trials on trial; meeting of minds

by  /  23 September 2016

Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan pledge $3 billion to treat disease, new rules require researchers to share clinical trial results, and neuroscientists unite for big brain projects.

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Week of SeptemberSep
12th
2016

Grant gaffe; brain bestowal; biobank blitz

by  /  16 September 2016

A university must pay the U.S. government $9.5 billion for false claims on federal grants, a mother explains her decision to donate her son’s brain to science, and investigators struggle to enroll families in autism research.

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