Tag: arts

March 2016
Week of MarchMar
14th
2016
News / Spotted

Mortality crisis; probing prodigy; preprint appreciation

by  /  18 March 2016

Many people on the spectrum will not live to see their 40th birthday, a new book explores the link between autism and prodigy, and a growing number of researchers are sharing early versions of their papers online.

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February 2016
Week of FebruaryFeb
8th
2016
News / Spotted

Pelphrey’s move; tech support; living space

by  /  12 February 2016

Microsoft urges applications from techies with autism, Yale’s Kevin Pelphrey moves south, and architects design autism-friendly spaces.

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Week of FebruaryFeb
1st
2016
News / Spotted

Embryo editing; race debate; microbial makeover

by  /  5 February 2016

A scientist gets permission to edit the genomes of human embryos, and researchers argue that it’s time to leave race out of genetic studies.

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January 2016
Opinion / Reviews

‘In a Different Key’ presents symphony of autism’s history

by  /  19 January 2016

Journalists John Donvan and Caren Zucker detail autism’s transformation from a diagnosis shrouded in shame to an increasingly accepted, even celebrated, condition.

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Week of JanuaryJan
11th
2016
News / Spotted

CRISPR chronicles; microbiome muddle; love on the spectrum

by  /  15 January 2016

The fight over who holds the rights to CRISPR is heating up, we control our gut bacteria, and romance isn’t always easy when you have autism.

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Features / Deep Dive

Extraordinary minds: The link between savantism and autism

by  /  13 January 2016

Some people with autism have an exceptional talent for music, math, art or language. What accounts for their extraordinary brains?

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December 2015
Features / Special Reports / 2015 Year in review

Artist with autism illustrates ‘invisible disability’

22 December 2015

Sounds, smells and social encounters are just a few of the challenges that Leironica Hawkins, an artist on the spectrum, faces every day.

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November 2015
Week of NovemberNov
23rd
2015
News / Spotted

Ad-ing costs; troubling tests; smart money

by  /  27 November 2015

A U.S. medical association wants to ban drug companies from advertising to consumers, some autism tests can have dangerous consequences, and granting agencies need to promote reproducible science.

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October 2015
Week of OctoberOct
19th
2015
News / Spotted

Software solutions; Sesame spectrum

by  /  23 October 2015

An app designed for Google Glass aims to help children with autism recognize emotions, and Sesame Street introduces its first muppet with autism

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September 2015
Opinion / Viewpoint

‘Frozen’ offers glimpse of autism in girls

by  /  15 September 2015

Elsa, the star of the movie “Frozen,” is the poster child for girls with autism.

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