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July 2021
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Q&A with Richard Bethlehem: What goes into a Brainhack

by  /  9 July 2021

Brainhack conferences offer talks and hands-on tutorials, and unite small groups of interdisciplinary researchers to work on open-source neuroscience projects.

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Community Newsletter: Double empathy over time, 38 ways to camouflage, measuring stimming’s brain effects

by  /  4 July 2021

In this week’s Community Newsletter, we look at interactions between autistic and non-autistic people, a study that found 38 distinct camouflaging behaviors and a proposal for measuring stimming’s effects on the brain.

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June 2021
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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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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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Remembering Zemi Yenus: An ambassador for autism in Africa

Zemi Yenus was the mother of a child with autism, founder of Ethiopia’s first school for autistic children and a tireless advocate for autism awareness and research in Africa.

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Community Newsletter: Participatory research, burnout, sleep Kismet

by  /  13 June 2021

In this week’s Community Newsletter, we talk about a participatory research study on burnout and get meta with a study on participatory research itself.

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Community Newsletter: Missing CUL3 in mice, implementation science, a poetic protocol

by  /  6 June 2021

In this week’s Community Newsletter, we discuss mice with one functioning copy of CUL3, implementation science, quality control in biomedical research and a rhyming research method.

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May 2021
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Community Newsletter: Gene-by-sex effects, biosecurity laws, participatory research

by  /  30 May 2021

This week’s Twitter stroll turns up papers on autism’s genetic architecture, news affecting the burgeoning gene synthesis industry, and a new festival focused on participatory research.

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Community Newsletter: Controversy in stem cell journal, new autism trait inventory

by  /  23 May 2021

This week’s Community Newsletter dives into the contentious stem cell debate and a new way to measure autism traits.

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Community Newsletter: Predictive parenting, cognition and anxiety, autistic strengths

by  /  16 May 2021

In this week’s Community Newsletter, we’re looking at studies on a new parent-mediated intervention, how autistic people’s cognition affects their anxiety, and our special report on autistic strengths.

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