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August 2022
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Community Newsletter: Whole-genome sequencing from Korea, a question of causality, early milestones

by  /  7 August 2022

It’s not quite back-to-school time, but the chatter on Twitter had us feeling nostalgically collegiate with deep dives into three studies and a philosophical conversation about language and thought.

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July 2022
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Community Newsletter: Animal modeling, cannabis and autism, a new editor-in-chief

by  /  31 July 2022

Twitter was not quiet as a mouse this week over two animal studies, a survey of cannabis use by autistic people, and a big announcement from the Journal of Neuroscience.

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Community Newsletter: An ‘unexpected autistic,’ presynaptic optogenetics, neuroanatomy art

by  /  24 July 2022

Heating up Twitter feeds this week was a new commentary about a rarely discussed perspective on autism, talk about the use of optogenetics tools to manipulate ‘presynapses,’ a possible explanation for decision-making differences between the sexes, and a striking illustration of the human brain.

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Community Newsletter: Therapy concerns, job training, a journal’s announcement

by  /  17 July 2022

The buzz this week hovered around the neurodiversity perspective on autism behavioral interventions, a virtual-reality program designed to help autistic people enter the workforce, and an announcement from an autism journal.

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Community Newsletter: Autism impact factors, autistic people’s perspectives, oxytocin receptor

by  /  10 July 2022

This week’s talk on Twitter included discussion on the merits of impact factors, responses to a Lancet commission’s recommendations for the autism field and research on oxytocin receptors.

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Community Newsletter: Lab collaborations, interneuron network expansion, DDX3X

by  /  3 July 2022

This week’s newsletter trails tweets about neuroscientists who study rodents or humans teaming up with those who study nonhuman primates, the expansion of interneurons networks in the human brain and new findings on the autism-linked gene DDX3X.

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June 2022
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Community Newsletter: Fresh takes on theory-of-mind skills, evaluating joint attention, autism’s sex ratio

by  /  26 June 2022

A trill of tweets this week talk about perspective-taking during conversation, watching hands during playtime and accounting for measurement bias during diagnosis.

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Community Newsletter: COVID-19 commentary, cortical MAGICC, IACC Advances

by  /  19 June 2022

Researchers put new findings about COVID-19 and neurodevelopmental conditions in context, tweet about new ways to analyze cortical neuroanatomy and adapt “how it started, how it’s going.”

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Community Newsletter: Open-data fails, decoding GABA reuptake, peer reviewer duels

by  /  12 June 2022

We’re tracking tweets that highlight, among other things, the futility of ‘data availability statements’ and some possible fixes, plus visions of a peer reviewer dust-up.

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Community Newsletter: Kavli Prize puts spotlight on autism science, plus a genetics PSA

by  /  5 June 2022

On Twitter this week, many researchers toasted the geneticists who won the 2022 Kavli Prize in neuroscience, and others offered helpful reminders for the field.

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