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

May 2015
Week of MayMay
25th
2015

Spotted: Exploring ecstasy; enforcing ethics

by  /  29 May 2015

Ecstasy may ease social anxiety in autism, and ethical lapses reveal dangerous gaps in medical research oversight.

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Week of MayMay
18th
2015

Spotted: Crucial count; animal anxiolytics

by  /  22 May 2015

The world’s most populous country takes stock of autism, and guinea pigs ease anxiety in children with the disorder.

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Week of MayMay
11th
2015

Spotted: Bright idea; IMFAR frenzy

by  /  15 May 2015

This sweet story behind optogenetics will inspire you, and autism experts swarm Salt Lake City.

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Week of MayMay
4th
2015

Spotted: Bad review; good business

by  /  8 May 2015

A sexist peer review sparks a Twitter firestorm, and business is booming for some firms that employ people with autism.

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Week of AprilApr
27th
2015

Spotted: Peer power; N of 1

by  /  1 May 2015

Peer review panels really can suss out good science, and clinical trials could get extremely personal.

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April 2015
Week of AprilApr
20th
2015

Spotted: Newt’s plea; CRISPR caution

by  /  24 April 2015

Newt Gingrich wants to double spending on medical research, and Chinese researchers highlight the hazards of editing human genomes.

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Week of AprilApr
13th
2015

Spotted: CRISPR clash; looking for love

by  /  17 April 2015

A biotech breakthrough sparks a high-stakes patent war, and two new films follow people with autism looking for love.

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Week of AprilApr
6th
2015

Spotted: Memory map; postdoc pileup

by  /  10 April 2015

A boy with autism maps the world from memory, and would-be profs are trapped in perpetual postdocs.

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Week of MarchMar
30th
2015

Spotted: Small scissors; fish flop

by  /  3 April 2015

The gene-editing tool CRISPR gets scaled down for mice, and omega-3 fatty acids come up short for autism.

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March 2015
Week of MarchMar
23rd
2015

Spotted: Gene-editing ethics; treatment turmoil

by  /  27 March 2015

The creators of CRISPR call for a ban on editing the human genome, and critics weigh in on a widely used autism therapy.

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