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June 2021
Portrait of Tonya White with her bike next to the water, Rotterdam.
Opinion / Q&A

Beyond the Bench: A conversation with Tonya White

by  /  29 June 2021

When Tonya White isn’t studying brain development, she might be listening to audiobooks or cycling across Europe — but she probably isn’t tweeting.

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Speech bubble formed by a network of communication
News

Community Newsletter: ASH1L mouse model, camouflaging commentary, autism-specific suicidal behaviors survey

by  /  27 June 2021

In this week’s Community Newsletter, we look at how a loss of the gene ASH1L is linked to autism, a commentary on camouflaging and a new survey to measure suicidal behaviors in autistic people.

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Week of JuneJun
21st
2021
News / Spotted

Spotted around the web: PPE portraits, pronoun use, diversifying polygenic risk scores

by  /  25 June 2021

Here is a roundup of news and research for the week of 21 June.

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Dr. Huda Zoghbi portrait
News / Profiles

Huda Zoghbi: Taking genetic inquiry to the next level

by  /  25 June 2021

Over the course of a career spanning more than three decades, Huda Zoghbi has won almost every major biology and neuroscience research award that exists. More than 20 years since she discovered the gene behind Rett syndrome, she remains laser focused on unlocking the condition’s secrets and finding effective treatments.

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Close up of phone with Cognoa app in use, apparently taking video or a photo of a child exhibiting stimming behaviors or repetitive motions.
News

Green light for diagnostic autism app raises questions, concerns

by  /  24 June 2021

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has given the okay to an app designed to help clinicians diagnose autism in children, but some researchers have concerns about its use.

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Mouse brain cells seen in red
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Autism-linked mutation may disrupt brain cell migration

by  /  23 June 2021

Mutations in CUL3, a leading autism gene, may disrupt the movements of neurons during development; correcting this misdirection could lead to an autism therapy.

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Scientist with diagnostic tool, looking at many different choices, including the number 6.
Opinion / Q&A

How two graduate students uncovered a critical error in autism screening guidelines

by  /  22 June 2021

Spectrum spoke to the researchers who uncovered an error in autism screening guidelines that have been in use for nearly a decade.

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Micrographs of mouse astrocytes with high levels of inflammatory molecules.
News

Immune-regulating cells contribute to autism-like traits in mice

by  /  21 June 2021

The link between autism and prenatal exposure to an immune response may involve altered levels of immune cells, according to a new study.

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Community Newsletter: Dopamine signaling, gut disorders and anxiety, gender dysphoria in autism

by  /  20 June 2021

In this week’s Community Newsletter, we’ve got papers on dopamine signaling, how gastrointestinal disorders affect anxiety, and predictors of gender dysphoria in autistic people.

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Week of JuneJun
14th
2021
News / Spotted

Spotted around the web: Autistic parents, dopamine signaling, African neuroscience research

by  /  18 June 2021

Here is a roundup of news and research for the week of 14 June.

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