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July 2021
Week of JulyJul
26th
2021
News / Spotted

Spotted around the web: Neuronal differentiation, vitamin D, Hollywood representation

by , , , ,  /  30 July 2021

Here is a roundup of news and research for the week of 26 July.

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Sex, age of diagnosis correlate with autism comorbidities

by  /  30 July 2021

Girls are more likely to have various other conditions, such as anxiety or an eating disorder, if they are diagnosed with autism as a teenager, compared with girls diagnosed as children. The findings may suggest that clinicians miss diagnosing some autistic girls unless they also have co-occurring conditions.

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News / Toolbox

New tool maps cell types in lab-grown blobs of brain tissue

by  /  29 July 2021

The software compares gene expression in cells derived from organoids with a reference atlas of the developing mouse brain.

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The push to screen newborns for rare autism-linked genetic conditions

by  /  28 July 2021

As treatments for some autism-linked genetic conditions inch closer to the clinic, researchers are talking more urgently about screening all newborns for such conditions.

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Ultra-rare variants point to new autism candidate genes

by  /  26 July 2021

A large, whole-genome sequencing study of families yields insights into ultra-rare genetic variants that contribute to autism.

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Opinion / Q&A

Beyond the Bench: A conversation with Ofer Yizhar

by  /  26 July 2021

When Yizhar isn’t building new tools to study the neural circuits underlying autism and other complex conditions, you can find him playing the piano, shooting photographs or taking long runs in the desert.

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Community Newsletter: Controversial ‘cost of autism’ paper, ‘doctors’ speak,’ double empathy explained

by  /  25 July 2021

In this week’s community newsletter, we dissect reactions to an anti-vaccine activist’s controversial paper, how doctors talk about autism and our new double empathy explainer.

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Portrait of Laurent Mottron
Multimedia / Webinars

Webinar: Laurent Mottron on the need for radical change in autism research

31 August 2021

Webinar: Laurent Mottron on the need for radical change in autism research.

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Week of JulyJul
19th
2021
News / Spotted

Spotted around the web: Mitochondria, police training, supporting scientists with disabilities

by  /  23 July 2021

Here is a roundup of news and research for the week of 19 July.

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Sleep problems in autism may stem from leaky brain barrier

by  /  23 July 2021

Problems with falling and staying asleep are common in autism, and they may be due in part to leaks in the blood-brain barrier, according to a new study in fruit flies.

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