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May 2015
News

Large study quantifies high risk of autism for ‘baby sibs’

by  /  15 May 2015

One in every five younger siblings of children with autism will end up being diagnosed with the disorder, according to the largest analysis to date of these ‘baby sibs.’

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Opinion

Listening to parents can help docs see early autism signs

by  /  15 May 2015

Parents can spot early signs of autism in their children but doctors don’t always listen to them, suggest two new studies.

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News

Early treatment is key for children with Angelman syndrome

by  /  8 May 2015

Fixing the gene that’s faulty in Angelman syndrome ameliorates anxiety and motor deficits in a mouse model of the disorder, but only if done early in life.

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Week of AprilApr
27th
2015
News / Spotted

Spotted: Peer power; N of 1

by  /  1 May 2015

Peer review panels really can suss out good science, and clinical trials could get extremely personal.

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April 2015
Opinion

Mouse studies support second chance for fragile X drug

by  /  28 April 2015

Two new studies give a boost to arbaclofen, which failed to meet expectations in clinical trials for autism and fragile X syndrome.

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Opinion / Q&A

Questions for Katherine Rauen: Cancer pathway’s autism link

by  /  28 April 2015

Clinicians saw autism signs in children with mutations in a cancer pathway long before sequencing studies made the connection, says Katherine Rauen.

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News

Autism researchers eager to use Apple’s ResearchKit

by  /  16 April 2015

Apple’s new tool for creating apps to aid medical research may provide autism researchers with easy access to vast numbers of study participants — and data.

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March 2015
Opinion

Autism’s gender bias evident before diagnosis

by  /  13 March 2015

Girls and boys show telling differences in social and repetitive behaviors well before receiving an autism diagnosis, helping to explain the gender gap in diagnostic rates.

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Opinion / Q&A

Questions for Deborah Fein: Defining ‘optimal outcome’

by  /  3 March 2015

Understanding why some children appear to outgrow their autism diagnosis may provide clues about the biology of the disorder but shouldn’t dictate treatment decisions, says Deborah Fein.

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February 2015
News

Gene networks offer entry point to unraveling autism

by  /  26 February 2015

By mapping the connections between autism genes, researchers are finding clues to the disorder’s origins. The key, they say, is to begin without bias.

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