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

November 2022
Helen Willsey in her lab at the University of California, San Francisco.

How Helen Willsey broke new ground, frogs in hand

by  /  29 November 2022

A young researcher faces down the skeptics.

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A pattern in the style of genetic sequencing forms into the shape of the African continent.

Africa’s genomic role: Q&A with Conrad Iyegbe and Niran Okewole

by  /  28 November 2022

Psychiatric genomics promises to shed light on the genetic basis of autism, but it’s vital to include Africa in this research, Iyegbe and Okewole say.

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Week of NovemberNov
21st
2022

Spotted around the web: Neuroscience 2022; brain condensates; university strikes

by , ,  /  23 November 2022

Here is a roundup of news and research for the weeks of 14 and 21 November.

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Speech bubble formed by a network of communication

Community Newsletter: Highlights from Neuroscience 2022

by  /  20 November 2022

This week we’re highlighting the Twitter chatter from the Society for Neuroscience’s annual meeting, held in San Diego, California, last week.

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An older woman with gray hair sits on a couch and speaks with a clinician.

Brain’s memory center flags autistic adults at risk for cognitive decline

by  /  17 November 2022

Brain scans of the hippocampus reveal autistic people who are at increased risk of cognitive problems as they get older.

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Street view of the San Diego Convention Center.

Reactions from Neuroscience 2022

by  /  14 November 2022

Scientists at Neuroscience 2022 share highlights of the conference.

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Many mouths making conversation, with speech bubbles in red and blue.

Community Newsletter: Brain sizes; Project Vesuvius; head-turning Neuropixels tool

by  /  13 November 2022

This week, neuroscientists weighed in on differing brain sizes, Project Vesuvius and a Neuropixels tool.

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Week of NovemberNov
7th
2022

Spotted around the web: Microglia classification; singing to babies; Mastodon

by  /  11 November 2022

Here is a roundup of news and research for the week of 7 November.

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The San Diego Convention Center viewed from above on a sunny day.

Heading to Neuroscience 2022

by  /  10 November 2022

Spectrum sources and reporters share which sessions they are most excited to attend at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, which starts on Saturday.

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Community Newsletter: A profound discussion on autism labels

by  /  6 November 2022

Representation was the theme of this this week, with a deep discussion on ‘profound autism’ and info about an upcoming conference.

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