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May 2021
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Community Newsletter: Late-emerging autism, validation of subtypes, litter effect

by  /  2 May 2021

In this week’s community newsletter, we discuss a late-emerging autism trajectory, a review of subtype research and the response to an opinion piece we published on the ‘litter effect.’

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April 2021
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Community Newsletter: Maternal immune activation, mitochondria and synaptogenesis, attentional set-shifting

by  /  25 April 2021

In this week’s Community Newsletter, we look at three in-the-weeds neuroscience papers that examine the molecular underpinnings of autism.

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Community Newsletter: Autistic motherhood, synaptic imbalance, why neurodiversity is important for researchers

by  /  18 April 2021

In this week’s Community Newsletter, we discuss papers about what it’s like to be an autistic mother, how CHD8 affects synaptic transmission in mice and why researchers need to better understand the neurodiversity movement.

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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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