Khara Ramos explains how the Brain Initiative incorporates the emerging field of ‘neuroethics’ into the research it funds.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Conversations with experts about noteworthy topics in autism.
Molecular biologist Jonathan Mill is probing gene expression’s role in autism in uncharted territory — the fetal human brain.
Researcher Randi Hagerman is a big proponent of metformin — a diabetes drug that she is testing in people with fragile X syndrome. In fact, Hagerman takes the drug herself as a preventive measure against cancer.
Annie Ciernia describes the greenhouse origins of her scientific career and why a unicorn makes a good lab mascot.
Clinical psychologist Adam Guastella is driven to develop treatments that work for all autistic people — and to throw birthday parties for a few of those people.
Lilia Iakoucheva spends her days running outdoors and solving the molecular complexities of autism, sometimes at the same time.
Eye tracking shows that mavoglurant, a once-abandoned experimental drug for fragile X syndrome, enters the brain and boosts social interest, says Elizabeth Berry-Kravis.
Gabriela Rosenblau relives the joys — and pains — of setting up a new lab.
Katie Carey, who has illustrated several Spectrum articles, reveals her creative process and her strategies for pushing past mental blocks.
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