Peer review panels really can suss out good science, and clinical trials could get extremely personal.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Science & Society
From funding decisions to scientific fraud, a wide range of societal factors shape autism research.
A new method for labeling cell lines and checking their quality could improve the validity of study results.
Trials to test drugs for autism suffer from subjective measurements and placebo effects. Helen Tager-Flusberg outlines how to ferret out the true effects of potential autism therapies.
A panel of genes expressed in blood may identify toddlers who will later be diagnosed with autism.
The National Institute of Mental Health is overhauling its funding strategy to emphasize the translation of advances in genomics and information technology into therapies.
Apple’s new tool for creating apps to aid medical research may provide autism researchers with easy access to vast numbers of study participants — and data.