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September 2016
News

Mutations tied to autism rife in ‘junk’ DNA

by  /  9 September 2016

More than one-third of the spontaneous mutations linked to autism crop up in genomic segments that do not code for genes.

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News

Imaging database for autism aims to outgrow quality concerns

by  /  1 September 2016

The biggest bank of brain scans from people with autism just doubled in size, boosting the odds of spotting a signal in the noisy data.

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May 2016
Multimedia / Webinars

Webinar: Donna Werling discusses sex differences in autism

22 June 2016

Watch the complete replay of Donna Werling discussing the biological underpinnings of sex differences in autism.

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News

Self-scoring autism screen overlooks problems in girls

by  /  12 May 2016

A widely used screening tool is equally effective at detecting autism symptoms in both black and white toddlers, but misses girls of either race.

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April 2016
Features / Deep Dive

Living between genders

by  /  13 April 2016

‘Trans’ people with autism express a gender at odds with societal expectations, or reject the male-female divide entirely. Many are breaking new ground on how identity is defined — and what it means to also have autism.

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December 2015
Features / Special Reports / 2015 Year in review

Staff picks from 2015

22 December 2015

Some of our favorite stories this year went beyond the news to lay bare critical controversies or highlight real-world implications of research.

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October 2015
News

For autism mouse models, gender matters

by  /  22 October 2015

The mutation that leads to Angelman syndrome may affect the brains of female mice more severely than those of male mice.

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Features / Deep Dive

Of mice and women

by  /  19 October 2015

A new government mandate requires researchers to include females in their animal studies — or explain why they don’t. What will this mean for autism research?

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Features / Deep Dive

The lost girls

by  /  19 October 2015

Misdiagnosed, misunderstood or missed altogether, many women with autism struggle to get the help they need.

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News

Gender disparities in psychiatric conditions

by  /  19 October 2015

Autism is not the only brain disorder that is more common in one sex than in the other.

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