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May 2022
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Community Newsletter: Journal jobs, FMRP outside fragile X, convergent neuroscience

by  /  1 May 2022

As May kicks off, we round up tweets about new appointments, FMRP and Alzheimer’s disease, disparities in autism diagnoses, and the power of genomics.

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April 2022
Week of AprilApr
25th
2022

Spotted around the web: Antipsychotics’ side effects, neural waves, caregiver trainings

by  /  29 April 2022

Here is a roundup of news and research for the week of 25 April.

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Ethical gaps in autism genetics: A conversation with Holly Tabor

by  /  29 April 2022

Genetics research has largely failed to generate concrete benefits for autistic people, and its values and goals are due for reassessment, Tabor says.

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Spectrum Index: Dip in autism screening, null cancer risk, therapist surge

by  /  28 April 2022

This month’s newsletter looks at a decline in well-child visits during the coronavirus pandemic, the autism-cancer connection and the sizeable fraction of autistic children who live in poverty.

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Mice missing key clock gene show autism-like traits

by  /  28 April 2022

A new study is the first to link social, repetitive and motor behaviors to mutations in BMAL1, which regulates the body’s circadian rhythms.

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Deep-learning tool tracks interacting animals in real time

by  /  27 April 2022

By coupling the tool — called SLEAP — with optogenetics, researchers can determine the neural circuits underlying social behaviors.

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Mini biopsies point to source of lethal seizures in model mice

by  /  26 April 2022

Interneurons that fail to propagate electrical signals in mice that model Dravet syndrome may cause the animals, like people with the autism-linked condition, to die suddenly.

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Journal retracts paper on plant beauty that cited autism study

by  /  25 April 2022

Previous Spectrum reporting called out this paper and several others — all on unrelated subjects — that mysteriously cite autism papers.

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Community Newsletter: Tracking cellular origins, autism acceptance, social-communication gains

by  /  24 April 2022

This week’s newsletter looks at new paper alerts about neocortical development, double empathy and predicting ‘super responders,’ plus queries for the science Twitterverse.

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Week of AprilApr
18th
2022

Spotted around the web: Fragile X epigenetics, brain imaging issues, prenatal tests warning

by  /  22 April 2022

Here is a roundup of news and research for the week of 18 April.

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