Here is a roundup of news and research for the week of 6 December.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Undisclosed financial conflicts and a lack of proper clearance mar a new study that injected four autistic children with stem cells from their own bone marrow, independent experts say.
An online database called NyuWa catalogs genetic variations among nearly 3,000 individuals and provides a comprehensive reference genome for the Han people.
Deleting a copy of the gene TBX1 depletes the fatty myelin insulation that surrounds neurons and reduces cognitive speed in mice.
Use of the term ‘profound autism’ is among the recommendations made by a panel of autism researchers, clinicians, autistic adults and parents of autistic people.
Genes that appear to play a role in some birds’ ability to learn songs are frequently mutated in autistic people.
This week’s Community Newsletter brings you conversations around new autism prevalence numbers in the United States and United Kingdom, and David Mandell’s departure as editor-in-chief of Autism.
Here is a roundup of news and research for the weeks of 22 and 29 November.
Children who are diagnosed with autism before age 2 and a half years show more gains in their social skills than children who are diagnosed later.
In this edition of Null and Noteworthy, the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee grapples with “groundbreaking” research and two reviews of interventions come to conflicting conclusions.