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Spectrum: Autism Research News

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October 2015

Twin study unearths clues to role of environment in autism

by  /  8 October 2015

Researchers in Sweden are assembling a large group of identical twin pairs, with only one twin in each pair having autism.

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September 2015

Large genome scan turns up new autism addresses

by  /  29 September 2015

An analysis of blood samples from nearly 17,000 individuals with autism points to new regions of the genome likely to be involved in the disorder.

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Social perception problems cut across disorders

by ,  /  29 September 2015

The ability to recognize emotions varies along a continuum that spans autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

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The children who leave autism behind

by  /  7 September 2015

Some children shed the symptoms of autism and eventually lose their diagnosis. What sets them apart?

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August 2015

Depression common among men with autism, study finds

by  /  24 August 2015

Most men with autism have other psychiatric disorders such as depression, finds a study of 50 men diagnosed with the disorder more than 20 years ago. The findings highlight the range of challenges for adults with autism, many of whom lack the help they need.

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Chromosome 7 flaws alter chemical tags throughout genome

by  /  21 August 2015

Alterations to chromosome 7 lead to changes in the chemical marks that direct gene expression.

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Control centers for genes rife with autism-linked DNA blips

by  /  3 August 2015

DNA sequences called enhancers — which boost the expression of genes from within or outside them — are enriched for genetic variants linked to autism, suggests a new study. The finding may help researchers understand how variants outside genes contribute to autism.

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March 2015

False diagnoses inflate autism rate in India

by  /  17 March 2015

Rushed doctors and lack of culturally appropriate screening tools are boosting autism diagnoses in India.

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Questions for Deborah Fein: Defining ‘optimal outcome’

by  /  3 March 2015

Understanding why some children appear to outgrow their autism diagnosis may provide clues about the biology of the disorder but shouldn’t dictate treatment decisions, says Deborah Fein.

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November 2014

Diverse dopamine defects found in people with autism

by  /  19 November 2014

Experimental drugs can reverse the effects of some autism-linked mutations in the dopamine transporter, a protein that shuttles the chemical messenger dopamine into neurons. Researchers presented the unpublished findings in five posters yesterday at the 2014 Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

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