Scientists must focus on the importance of representative study samples and of engaging with diverse autism community members.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Science & Society
From funding decisions to scientific fraud, a wide range of societal factors shape autism research.
We’re tracking tweets that highlight, among other things, the futility of ‘data availability statements’ and some possible fixes, plus visions of a peer reviewer dust-up.
Here is a roundup of news and research for the week of 6 June.
In this edition, researchers sink a purported link between cerebellar volume and autism and buoy a theory about measuring social behaviors.
The principal investigator of the Autism Intervention Research Network on Physical Health wants to encourage more researchers to study physical health issues in autistic children and adults.
On Twitter this week, many researchers toasted the geneticists who won the 2022 Kavli Prize in neuroscience, and others offered helpful reminders for the field.
Here is a roundup of news and research for the week of 30 May.
The chair and co-chair of the Student and Trainee Committee for the International Society for Autism Research share their advice for early-career researchers.
This month’s newsletter also highlights deflated autism prevalence estimates from Shanghai, China.
The autism science community this week tweeted about whether underpowered studies pose ethical questions, if Spectrum 10K should restart and why autistic advocates participate in biomedical research.