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

March 2011
Opinion

Strategic update

by  /  4 March 2011

The Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee has released an updated list of priorities for government-funded autism research.

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February 2011
Opinion

Painting a picture

by  /  25 February 2011

A new technique documents real-time action in neurons by harnessing the changes in light that take place when they fire.

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News / Profiles

Matthew State: Bridging the gap between bench and bedside

by  /  24 February 2011

Matthew State is both a dedicated clinician and a world-class geneticist, but his diplomatic style is a relic of his former adventures in politics.

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Opinion

Left behind

by  /  18 February 2011

High school graduation marks the end of opportunities for social engagement and access to services for many young people with autism.

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News

Families hint at diverse effects of chromosome 16p deletion

by  /  14 February 2011

Two new studies of families carrying glitches on a region of chromosome 16, which has been strongly associated with autism, reveal the wide range of effects caused by the variant and narrow the list of possible culprit genes.

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News

Cognition and behavior: Money motivates in autism, attention deficit

by  /  11 February 2011

Children with autism or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are both more motivated by money than by praise, according to a study published in January in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry.

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Opinion

Lost in translation

by  /  8 February 2011

The National Institutes of Health is adding a new $1 billion institute for early-stage drug development. But the agency’s plan to fund it by closing the National Center for Research Resources is causing some consternation.

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Opinion

Packing heat

by  /  4 February 2011

A long list of autism researchers has officially rebuked le packing, a barbaric autism therapy that’s well known in France.

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News

Clinical research: Socially based intervention improves autism

by  /  4 February 2011

A new intervention that teaches toddlers skills in a real-world environment — a playgroup rather than a one-on-one interaction with a researcher, for instance — more than doubles their ability to imitate others, according to a January study in The Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry.

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Opinion

Future shock

by  /  2 February 2011

As genetic testing becomes routine, people are likely to face difficult choices about parenthood.

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