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April 2021
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Community Newsletter: Female protective effect, genetic risk factors, identity-first rejection

by  /  11 April 2021

In this week’s Community Newsletter, we discuss the Twitter buzz about two preprints looking at how common genetic variants, rare variants and sex interact to affect autism odds, and a viral tweet from a scientist who says her paper was rejected because it uses ‘identity-first’ language.

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Community Newsletter: NICE errors, CUL3 and autism, equitable academic evaluations

by  /  4 April 2021

In this week’s Community Newsletter, we dive into talk around the United Kingdom’s NICE AQ10 guidelines, CUL3 mutations and taking a holistic approach to academic applications.

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March 2021
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Community Newsletter: COVID-19 and early-career researchers, Black in Neuro, talking ‘brain genes’

by  /  28 March 2021

In this week’s Community Newsletter, we highlight social chatter about the pandemic’s effect on early-career researchers, Black In Neuro, one year on and the controversy over ‘autism genes.’

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Family navigation helps reduce disparities in autism diagnosis

by  /  22 March 2021

Training community members to help families access care increases the likelihood that children from low-income and minority groups will obtain diagnostic evaluations.

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Community newsletter: A double dose of ‘double empathy’ studies

by  /  21 March 2021

In this week’s Community newsletter, we’re doubling up on articles that look into the double empathy problem.

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Community newsletter: COVID-19 anniversary, social responsibility of genetics research, autism research feedback

by  /  14 March 2021

In this week’s community newsletter, we delve into the pandemic’s impact on academia, the social implications of genetics research and how to improve studies for autistic participants.

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Tweaking clinic protocols improves autism screening rates

by  /  12 March 2021

Automated electronic notifications can help clinics screen more children for autism, according to a new study.

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Community newsletter: Theory of mind, using historical control data for animal research

by  /  7 March 2021

In this week’s community newsletter, we discuss the pathways theory of mind activates and a statistical tool to use fewer control animals.

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Black autism researchers weigh in on field’s past, future

by  /  3 March 2021

Spectrum spoke with three Black scientists about why they got into autism research, what keeps them excited about their work and how the field could become more diverse.

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February 2021
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Community newsletter: Camouflaging, phenotypes, autistic people in academia

by  /  28 February 2021

In this week’s community newsletter, we cover another camouflaging paper and discuss why phenotypes are important in genetics work.

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