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November 2014

Takeaways from SfN 2014

by  /  20 November 2014

Scientists reflect on the current state of autism research as the 2014 Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in Washington, D.C. comes to a close.

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Reactions from SfN 2014

by  /  14 November 2014

Tune in for daily updates and reactions from attendees at the 2014 Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

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Live Twitter chat from SfN 2014

by  /  13 November 2014

On 18 November, SFARI.org hosted a Twitter Q&A live from the 2014 Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

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October 2014

Communication lapses hinder autism research

by  /  24 October 2014

The term ‘deficit model’ traditionally means treating people with autism by focusing on their limitations rather than their strengths. Chris Gunter introduces the deficit model in a different context: science communication.

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Autism research takes brains

15 October 2014

Watch the complete replay of David Amaral and Alison Singer’s webinar on the potential of postmortem brain research for understanding autism.

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How early should autism treatment begin?

by  /  15 October 2014

The preliminary success of a therapy designed to help infants with symptoms of autism raises broader questions about the potential promise and many challenges of early intervention.

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Mark Daly maps the genetic architecture of autism

1 October 2014

On 1 October, Mark Daly discussed new insights into autism from common and rare genetic variants. (Due to technical issues, the video replay for this webinar is unavailable.)

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September 2014

SFARI social at SfN 2014

by  /  8 September 2014

The presenters for this year’s Autism Research Social at SfN have been selected. If you’ll be at conference, please join us 17 November for an evening of food, conversation and new data.

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In Chinese newspapers, stories on autism neglect science

by  /  5 September 2014

News stories about autism in China are becoming more common, but tend to skimp on scientific facts, reports a study of five leading daily newspapers.

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August 2014

Should autism research focus on common or rare risk factors?

by  /  20 August 2014

New estimates on the role of common mutations in autism raise questions about how to quantify and parse genetic risk. Three experts say both common and rare variants are worth pursuing.
 

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