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

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Most people underestimate risk of others’ access to their biological data

by  /  20 October 2019
People in the United States view certain personal information, such as their social security number, as more sensitive than data about their physical or mental well-being.
Opinion / Q&A
Cerebellum brain cells, light micrograph.

U.S. initiative grapples with ethical questions on brain research

by  /  19 October 2019
Khara Ramos explains how the Brain Initiative incorporates the emerging field of ‘neuroethics’ into the research it funds.
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Week of OctoberOct
14th
2019

Spotted around the web: Week of 14 October 2019

by  /  18 October 2019
Here is a roundup of news and research for the week of 14 October.
October 2019
News

Reactions from SfN 2019

by  /  17 October 2019

Spectrum heads to Chicago to cover the 2019 Society for Neuroscience meeting.

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News

Canada makes clinical trial data available to public

by ,  /  16 October 2019

Canada’s health department is now sharing study results on new drugs and treatments online. Transparency advocates want the United States to do the same.

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News

U.S. funnels funds into research related to autistic adults

by  /  10 October 2019

The U.S. government has injected $1.8 billion into autism research with a potential new focus: adults on the spectrum.

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Opinion / Reviews

Film review: Rare realism about autism in ‘The Limits of My World’

by  /  8 October 2019

Heather Cassano’s documentary about her autistic brother Brian is a thoughtful and empathetic look at life on the spectrum.

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Week of SeptemberSep
30th
2019
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Spotted around the web: Week of 30 September 2019

by  /  4 October 2019

Here is a roundup of news and research for the week of 30 September.

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Nobel predictions: Autism research may win big this year

by  /  4 October 2019

Forecasts for this year’s Nobel Prizes include several researchers whose work is relevant to autism.

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September 2019
simulated embryos seen developing over time
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Human embryo model provides window into early development

by  /  30 September 2019

A 3D model of a human embryo reveals the biological processes that unfold in early development.

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Week of SeptemberSep
23rd
2019
News / Spotted

Spotted around the web: Week of 23 September 2019

by  /  27 September 2019

Here is a roundup of news and research for the week of 23 September.

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Opinion / Viewpoint

Studies of tuberous sclerosis may shed light on biology of autism

by  /  24 September 2019

Tuberous sclerosis provides a unique opportunity to understand autism because about half of people with that single-gene condition also have autism.

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Week of SeptemberSep
9th
2019
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Spotted around the web: Week of 9 September 2019

by  /  13 September 2019

Here is a roundup of news and research for the week of 9 September.

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