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August 2015
Opinion / Viewpoint

Young adults with autism flounder in face of service gaps

by  /  11 August 2015

A dearth of job-training programs and other services means that many young adults with autism struggle to lead productive, independent lives, suggests a national report. 

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News

Control centers for genes rife with autism-linked DNA blips

by  /  3 August 2015

DNA sequences called enhancers — which boost the expression of genes from within or outside them — are enriched for genetic variants linked to autism, suggests a new study. The finding may help researchers understand how variants outside genes contribute to autism.

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July 2015
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2015
News / Spotted

Spotted: Identity crisis; chemical restraint

by  /  17 July 2015

Autism labels incite controversy, and a report exposes overmedication of people with autism.

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News

Short chromosome caps may up autism risk in families

by  /  6 July 2015

Telomeres, the structures at the tips of chromosomes, tend to be unusually short in people with autism and their immediate family members.

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June 2015
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News / Spotted

Spotted: Celebrating scrutiny; impact detractor

by  /  19 June 2015

Highlighting retractions can keep researchers in check, and a top journal editor wants to rethink ‘impact.’

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May 2015
Medical professional in a white coat clasping the hands of a patient.
News

Adults with autism are at risk for host of health problems

by  /  16 May 2015

Adults with autism are at an increased risk for diabetes, depression and a number of other health problems, suggests a large survey of electronic health records.

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December 2014
Opinion / Viewpoint

Understanding aggression in autism

by ,  /  5 December 2014

Two new studies explore the link between autism and aggression — a controversial connection that weighs heavily on individuals with the disorder and their families.

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October 2014
Opinion

Searching for psychiatrists with expertise in autism

by  /  17 October 2014

There is an urgent need for psychiatrists who are trained to care for individuals with autism. Matthew Siegel calls for a formal training program in autism for psychiatrists.
 

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September 2014
Opinion

Some siblings of people with autism have troubles as adults

by  /  19 September 2014

Some siblings of people with autism struggle in adulthood with employment, relationships and mental health, according to new research.

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July 2014
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Features / Deep Dive

Suicidal thoughts alarmingly common in people with autism

by  /  31 July 2014

The idea that people with autism don’t feel strong emotions is a myth: Many of them are vulnerable to depression, despair and even suicide. New research documents alarmingly high rates of suicidal thoughts and actions in this group — and suggests that their distress takes unique forms.

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