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Tag: Asperger syndrome

April 2016
Week of AprilApr
25th
2016

Colossal quest; life edit; building skills

by  /  29 April 2016

Genetics giant Craig Venter wants to sequence 2 million genomes, CRISPR pioneer Emmanuelle Charpentier just wants to work, and the online building game Minecraft helps people with autism socialize.

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March 2016

The measure of a life

by  /  30 March 2016

Terms such as ‘low-functioning’ often used to describe people with autism, are misleading and stigmatizing. Tracking people’s daily lives over time may offer a clearer picture of life with the condition.

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January 2016

‘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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December 2015

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
9th
2015

CRISPR’s climb; spotlight on sexism; aging with autism

by  /  13 November 2015

Controversy continues to swirl around CRISPR, sexism in science receives much-needed attention on social media, and adults with autism fear the future.

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October 2015

Questions for Will Spooren: Paving a path to autism drugs

by  /  13 October 2015

A European initiative that aims to provide a framework for clinical trials in autism has developed tools to track treatment responses.

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September 2015
Week of SeptemberSep
14th
2015

Spotted: Insel’s move; disclosure fail

by  /  18 September 2015

Thomas Insel is stepping down as director of the National Institute of Mental Health after 13 years, and a policy aimed at curbing conflicts of interest is having little impact.

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May 2015
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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April 2015
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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February 2015
Week of FebruaryFeb
9th
2015

Spotted: Maladjusted foals; Kanner controversy

by  /  13 February 2015

Some newborn horses have features of autism, and researchers argue over who first described the disorder.

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