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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.


Can a drug for a parasitic disease really treat autism?

by  /  6 August 2014

Reports of a century-old drug that reverses autism-like symptoms in mice raise key questions about the complexity of translating promising research into real treatments.

July 2014

Charting collaborations in autism research

by  /  18 July 2014

Autism researchers collaborate a great deal, says Helen Tager-Flusberg, and collaboration has increased over the past five years — most likely reflecting the maturation of the field and the greater opportunities to meet.


Robert Malenka discusses reward’s role in autism

 /  23 July 2014

Watch the complete replay of Robert Malenka’s webinar on the molecular underpinnings of social reward.

June 2014

Jeremy Veenstra-VanderWeele talks routes to treatment

 /  25 June 2014

Watch the complete replay of Jeremy Veenstra-VanderWeele’s webinar on conceptual pathways for developing effective autism drugs.


What constitutes ‘environmental’ risk for autism?

by  /  11 June 2014

If inherited risk for autism is 50 percent, does that make the remaining half of risk environmental? Scientists clarify a large population study.

May 2014

Takeaways from IMFAR 2014

by  /  22 May 2014

A focus on adults with autism and on junior researchers in the field were two of the themes at the 2014 International Meeting for Autism Research in Atlanta, Georgia.


Reactions from IMFAR 2014

by  /  16 May 2014

Daily updates and reactions from attendees at the 2014 International Meeting for Autism Research in Atlanta, Georgia.

April 2014

Autism lesion or artifact? Experts discuss new find

by  /  30 April 2014

Disorganized patches found in the brains of children with autism prompt debate about their significance for the disorder. Three experts give their perspectives.

March 2014

Are girls really protected from autism?

by  /  31 March 2014

Do genetic differences or diagnostic biases account for the gender imbalance in autism? Catherine Lord, David Skuse and Angelica Ronald weigh in.

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