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

July 2019
Opinion

What it’s like to be autistic at an autism research conference

by ,  /  15 July 2019

An autistic journalist is cautiously optimistic that the annual INSAR conference is becoming more inclusive of the autism community.

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News

Animal lab closures in England rattle autism researchers

by  /  15 July 2019

News that two major animal research laboratories are likely to close down within a few years has left some researchers in the United Kingdom uncertain about the future of their work.

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Week of JulyJul
8th
2019
News / Spotted

Spotted around the web: Week of 8 July 2019

by  /  12 July 2019

Here is a roundup of news and research for the week of 8 July.

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News

First brain organoids get set to travel into space

by  /  8 July 2019

A cache of about 100 brain organoids grown from human cells is expected to launch into orbit this month.

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June 2019
Micrograph of fecal bacteria
News

Study of microbiome’s importance in autism triggers swift backlash

by  /  27 June 2019

Many scientists have pointed out possible errors of analysis and interpretation in a high-profile study that suggested microbes can ease autism-like behaviors in mice.

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Crowd of peers form a thought bubble
News

Data analysis, open access could improve peer-review process

by ,  /  26 June 2019

Data analysis can improve the vetting of scientific papers, but first publishers must agree to make the information public.

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Fish with fish oil capsules spilling out of it.
News

Interactive Autism Network, home to dozens of studies, set to shut down

by  /  26 June 2019

The first online registry dedicated to autism research is scheduled to close down on 30 June, ending a 13-year run.

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News

Netherlands law limits children’s access to autism services

by  /  24 June 2019

A law implemented four years ago has made it difficult for Dutch children in some regions to have access to mental health care.

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News

Book review: ‘The Rosie Result’ crafts foolish caricatures of autism

by  /  18 June 2019

In the final installment of Graeme Simsion’s bestselling Rosie trilogy, the protagonist’s implied autism becomes explicit — and leaves our reviewer cold.

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Week of JuneJun
10th
2019
News / Spotted

Spotted around the web: Week of 10 June 2019

by  /  14 June 2019

Here is a roundup of news and research for the week of 10 June.

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