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May 2015

Takeaways from IMFAR 2015

by  /  18 May 2015

Scientists and the autism community come together for the 2015 International Meeting for Autism Research in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Reactions from IMFAR 2015

by  /  16 May 2015

Tune in for daily updates and reactions from attendees at the 2015 International Meeting for Autism Research in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Live Twitter chat from IMFAR 2015

by  /  8 May 2015

On Friday, 15 May SFARI.org hosted a Twitter Q&A chat live from the floors of the 2015 International Meeting for Autism Research in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Scientists discuss selfhood in autism

by  /  6 May 2015

A study on abnormal personal pronoun use among deaf children with autism raises questions about the essence of ‘self.’ But do differences in how we refer to ourselves suggest unique internal experiences?

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April 2015

Better behavioral tests may save trials of autism treatments

by  /  21 April 2015

Trials to test drugs for autism suffer from subjective measurements and placebo effects. Helen Tager-Flusberg outlines how to ferret out the true effects of potential autism therapies.

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Helen Tager-Flusberg explores language in autism

29 April 2015

Watch the complete replay of Helen Tager-Flusberg’s webinar discussing what language differences in autism reveal about the disorder’s biology.

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March 2015

Randy Buckner discusses the brain’s default network

25 March 2015

Watch the complete replay of Randy Buckner’s webinar discussing ‘daydreaming’ brain circuitry and what it might reveal about autism.

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Debating the merits of ‘autism’ as a diagnostic category

by  /  11 March 2015

Late last year, a provocative article about the utility of autism as a diagnostic category caused a stir among scientists. But if we do away with the term ‘autism,’ what should replace it?

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The female autism conundrum

11 March 2015

Watch the complete replay of David Skuse and William Mandy’s webinar on why reported sex ratios for autism may be fundamentally flawed.

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February 2015

Kathryn Roeder reviews statistical tools for autism

18 February 2015

Watch the complete replay of Kathryn Roeder’s webinar discussing how powerful statistical tools can yield insight into the genetic risk for autism.

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