Here is a roundup of news and research for the week of 25 November.
From funding decisions to scientific fraud, a wide range of societal factors shape autism research.
Pregnant women’s use of acetaminophen may increase the odds of autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in their children.
After a decade of working with the Phelan-McDermid Syndrome Foundation, Geraldine Bliss has co-founded a new organization to develop therapies for the condition.
Speaking about a recent federal advisory on marijuana, Jerome Adams, U.S. surgeon general, put a new spin on long-standing admonitions about the drug.
Emergency rooms throughout California are reporting a sharp increase in adolescents and young adults seeking care for a mental health crisis.
Dozens of apps are marketed to people with mental health conditions, including autism, and many violate the users’ privacy. Some researchers are finding a better way.
Misinformation about autistic women and sex is common in the scientific community. A study published this year is a case in point.