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Spectrum: Autism Research News

Tag: arts

June 2017
Week of JuneJun

Fathering geeks; GWAS weaknesses; Prozac protection and more

by  /  23 June 2017

Paternal age drives ‘geek index’ scores, GWAS may have a big weakness, serotonin boosts mouse social behaviors, and what is science Tinder?


Book Review: ‘To Siri with Love’ offers provocative look at parenting

by  /  20 June 2017

A new book highlights how parenting children with autism is a lot like parenting anyone: You worry, you obsess and, on many an occasion, underestimate everyone, including yourself.

May 2017
Week of MayMay

Diagnostic odyssey; breaking through; leading role

by  /  19 May 2017

A doctor decodes a rare genetic condition, burnout is a big problem in science, and an actor with autism will play the lead in “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.”


Artist with autism captures personalities on paper

by  /  16 May 2017

Nicole Appel, a young woman with autism, draws — from memory — detailed portraits of people she knows.

April 2017

Book review: ‘Rigor Mortis’ reveals rampant sloppiness in science

by  /  4 April 2017

In his new book, journalist Richard Harris writes that lack of reproducibility in research poses a serious threat to science.

March 2017
Week of MarchMar

Funding free fall; mending mutations; film focus

by  /  17 March 2017

Donald Trump’s budget blueprint calls for considerable cuts to science agencies, CRISPR corrects mutations in human embryos, and a documentary highlights the challenges faced by an adult with autism.

Week of FebruaryFeb

Behavior boost; double data; common interests

by ,  /  3 March 2017

Neuroscientists should not forget that brains have owners, a new genetic database makes its debut, and the intense interests of people with autism offer opportunities.

February 2017

Animated sidekick connects parents to children with autism

by  /  21 February 2017

In a new type of therapy for autism, parents talk or type into their phone or computer, and their words emerge in the voice of an animated character.

January 2017
Week of JanuaryJan

Healthy choices; gender divide; criminal citation

by  /  20 January 2017

Tensions mount as Trump considers candidates for top health positions, a documentary highlights the overlap between autism and gender dysphoria, and ‘citation cartels’ are gaming the publication system.

September 2016

Exercise gives children with autism jump on social skills

by  /  22 September 2016

Dozens of small studies suggest that physical activity offers behavioral benefits for children with autism.