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July 2017
Week of JulyJul
10th
2017

Autism author; new leadership; cannabis crush and more

by  /  14 July 2017

An author with autism debuts his second book, the U.S. agency tasked with protecting public health has a new director, and new legislation makes medical cannabis accessible to people with autism in Georgia.

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Most disabled children would not be shielded from U.S. Medicaid cuts

by ,  /  13 July 2017

Only a fraction of disabled children would meet the definition of ‘blind and disabled’ that would allow them to keep their Medicaid coverage under the proposed health bill Republicans are pushing.

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Why model autism programs are rare in public schools

by  /  11 July 2017

The United States is failing most of its half million school-age children with autism by not giving them a good education.

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Week of JulyJul
3rd
2017

Autism advantage; robot therapists; CRISPR nightmares and more

by  /  7 July 2017

Employers discover the perks of having staffers on the spectrum, robots deliver autism therapy, and Jennifer Doudna of CRISPR fame recounts her nightmares.

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June 2017
Week of JuneJun
19th
2017

Fathering geeks; GWAS weaknesses; Prozac protection and more

by  /  23 June 2017

Paternal age drives ‘geek index’ scores, GWAS may have a big weakness, serotonin boosts mouse social behaviors, and what is science Tinder?

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Week of JuneJun
12th
2017

Fever finding; neuronal cookbookery; CRISPR’d unicorns; mining 23andMe

by  /  16 June 2017

The evidence linking autism and maternal infections grows, special neuron recipes are in development, a CRISPR pioneer envisions unicorns, and 23andMe delivers empathy data.

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U.S. health secretary Price, Democrats argue over agency’s budget cuts

by ,  /  12 June 2017

U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price sparred with Democrats over the Trump administration’s budget cuts for his department and coming troubles in the individual health insurance market.

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Republican cuts to Medicaid would hit rural America hardest

by ,  /  9 June 2017

Medicaid covered 45 percent of children and 16 percent of adults in small towns and rural areas in 2015, according to a new report.

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May 2017
Week of MayMay
22nd
2017

Budget backlash; legend lost; migratory minds

by  /  26 May 2017

Proposed cuts to biomedical research in the United States spark outrage, the autism research community has lost a legend in Isabelle Rapin, and scientists like to move around.

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Deportation a constant fear for immigrants with disabled children

by ,  /  24 May 2017

As the Trump administration promises to deport a broader range of people, parents of chronically ill children are seeking help to stay in the country.

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