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From parental age to infection during pregnancy, environmental elements can influence autism risk.

December 2017
Features / Special Reports / 2017: Year in review

Five hot topics in autism research in 2017

22 December 2017

We waded through the sea of autism studies published in 2017 and spotted several themes.

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November 2017
Features / Deep Dive

Why autism seems to cluster in some immigrant groups

by  /  29 November 2017

Cultural barriers lead clinicians to misdiagnose or miss children with autism in immigrant communities.

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Study bolsters genetic link between arthritis, autism

by  /  16 November 2017

Men and women with rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune condition, are at increased risk of having a child with autism.

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Researchers advance models of maternal antibody link to autism

by  /  15 November 2017

Sophisticated animal models — including a new rat model — are revealing how maternal antibodies contribute to autism risk.

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Rodent ratings reveal periods of vulnerability to harmful exposures

by  /  13 November 2017

Nongenetic rodent models most relevant to autism tend to be those exposed to environmental agents in the womb or shortly after birth.

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October 2017
Pregnang woman sitting by window looking sad.
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Studies send mixed messages on antidepressants’ link to autism

by  /  16 October 2017

Four large studies published since May arrive at various conclusions about whether exposure to antidepressants in the womb ups autism risk.

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September 2017
Portrait of Dan Kennedy
Multimedia / Webinars

Webinar: Dan Kennedy discusses crafting social scenarios to study autism

27 September 2017

Watch the complete replay of Dan Kennedy discussing crafting social scenarios to study autism.

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August 2017
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Study offers toothy look at environmental risk for autism

by  /  2 August 2017

A small study suggests that baby teeth may afford a way to explore environmental risk factors for autism.

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July 2017
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Genetics guides gaze during social interactions, study finds

by  /  12 July 2017

The tendency of people with autism to not make eye contact is rooted in genetics, suggests a study of identical and fraternal twins.

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Regional autism rates point to impact of awareness, training

by  /  10 July 2017

The odds of getting an autism diagnosis depend on where in the United States a person lives.

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