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

July 2022
Week of JulyJul
11th
2022

Spotted around the web: Mitochondrial genome, anorexia nervosa, drowning prevention

by , ,  /  15 July 2022

Here is a roundup of news and research for the week of 11 July.

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Access to virtual autism therapy in U.S. could narrow post-COVID

by  /  15 July 2022

When the federal public health emergency expires, so too could temporary insurance coverage of applied behavior analysis conducted remotely. A proposed rule could block those changes, however, at least for people with public insurance.

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Community Newsletter: Autism impact factors, autistic people’s perspectives, oxytocin receptor

by  /  10 July 2022

This week’s talk on Twitter included discussion on the merits of impact factors, responses to a Lancet commission’s recommendations for the autism field and research on oxytocin receptors.

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Week of JulyJul
4th
2022

Spotted around the web: Autism prevalence, RELN gene, fallout from changing abortion laws

by ,  /  8 July 2022

Here is a roundup of news and research for the week of 4 July.

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Spectrum Launch: When mentoring goes wrong

by  /  7 July 2022

Having a productive relationship can be beneficial for both mentors and mentees. So what can either side do when that mentorship goes awry?

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Community Newsletter: Lab collaborations, interneuron network expansion, DDX3X

by  /  3 July 2022

This week’s newsletter trails tweets about neuroscientists who study rodents or humans teaming up with those who study nonhuman primates, the expansion of interneurons networks in the human brain and new findings on the autism-linked gene DDX3X.

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June 2022
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Community Newsletter: Fresh takes on theory-of-mind skills, evaluating joint attention, autism’s sex ratio

by  /  26 June 2022

A trill of tweets this week talk about perspective-taking during conversation, watching hands during playtime and accounting for measurement bias during diagnosis.

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Week of JuneJun
20th
2022

Spotted around the web: Phelan-McDermid syndrome, autism screening in Sri Lanka and Brazil, cheaper DNA sequencing

by  /  24 June 2022

Here is a roundup of news and research for the week of 20 June.

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Community Newsletter: COVID-19 commentary, cortical MAGICC, IACC Advances

by  /  19 June 2022

Researchers put new findings about COVID-19 and neurodevelopmental conditions in context, tweet about new ways to analyze cortical neuroanatomy and adapt “how it started, how it’s going.”

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Week of JuneJun
13th
2022

Spotted around the web: Glutamate receptors, silent mutations, long-COVID risk

by  /  17 June 2022

Here is a roundup of news and research for the week of 13 June.

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