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From funding decisions to scientific fraud, a wide range of societal factors shape autism research.

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Remembering Zemi Yenus: An ambassador for autism in Africa

by , , ,  /  15 June 2021
Zemi Yenus was the mother of a child with autism, founder of Ethiopia’s first school for autistic children and a tireless advocate for autism awareness and research in Africa.
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Community Newsletter: Participatory research, burnout, sleep Kismet

by  /  13 June 2021
In this week's Community Newsletter, we talk about a participatory research study on burnout and get meta with a study on participatory research itself.
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Week of JuneJun
7th
2021

Spotted around the web: Extraordinary talents, face value, autism app

by  /  11 June 2021
Here is a roundup of news and research for the week of 7 June.
June 2021
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Pandemic pressures may drive young scientists away from autism research

by  /  9 June 2021

After a year of juggling research, childcare and COVID-19 anxiety, some early-career academics are rethinking their place in autism science.

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Copyright claim prompts retraction of study on alexithymia in autism

by  /  9 June 2021

After a study revised a popular measure for alexithymia, it was pulled for copyright infringement because the authors did not pay a $40 fee or obtain permission to use the measure.

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Community Newsletter: Missing CUL3 in mice, implementation science, a poetic protocol

by  /  6 June 2021

In this week’s Community Newsletter, we discuss mice with one functioning copy of CUL3, implementation science, quality control in biomedical research and a rhyming research method.

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Week of MayMay
31st
2021
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Spotted around the web: Cantú syndrome, autism rating reliability, ‘10 simple rules’

by  /  4 June 2021

Here is a roundup of news and research for the week of 31 May.

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May 2021
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Autism research funding rises but still falls short of goals

by  /  31 May 2021

Federal funding for autism research increased by $23.2 million from 2016 to 2018, according to the latest report from the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee.

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Community Newsletter: Gene-by-sex effects, biosecurity laws, participatory research

by  /  30 May 2021

This week’s Twitter stroll turns up papers on autism’s genetic architecture, news affecting the burgeoning gene synthesis industry, and a new festival focused on participatory research.

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Week of MayMay
24th
2021
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Spotted around the web: Autism screener, ABA conflicts of interest, baby sibs

by  /  28 May 2021

Here is a roundup of news and research for the week of 24 May.

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The first Dutch boy with ‘autism’ — and the nun who cared for him

by  /  25 May 2021

The recognition of autism independently at different times and across different cultures shows the condition has clear boundaries, despite considerable heterogeneity.

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Community Newsletter: Controversy in stem cell journal, new autism trait inventory

by  /  23 May 2021

This week’s Community Newsletter dives into the contentious stem cell debate and a new way to measure autism traits.

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Week of MayMay
17th
2021
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Spotted around the web: Polypharmacy, poison exons, infant social attention

by  /  21 May 2021

Here is a roundup of news and research for the week of 17 May.

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