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

March 2021
Scientists Damien Fair, Constance Hicks-Smith and Brian Boyd
News / Profiles

Black autism researchers weigh in on field’s past, future

by  /  3 March 2021

Spectrum spoke with three Black scientists about why they got into autism research, what keeps them excited about their work and how the field could become more diverse.

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February 2021
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News

Community newsletter: Camouflaging, phenotypes, autistic people in academia

by  /  28 February 2021

In this week’s community newsletter, we cover another camouflaging paper and discuss why phenotypes are important in genetics work.

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Week of FebruaryFeb
22nd
2021
News / Spotted

Spotted around the web: Masking traits, virtual diagnoses, new autism-linked genes

by  /  26 February 2021

Here is a roundup of news and research for the week of 22 February.

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Community newsletter: Anorexia services for autistic women, camouflaging and mental health, INSAR goes virtual again

by  /  21 February 2021

In this week’s community newsletter, we discuss a paper that looked at what autistic women with eating disorders say about services offered to them.

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Week of FebruaryFeb
15th
2021
News / Spotted

Spotted around the web: Sound sensitivity, misunderstanding autism, gut-brain connection

by  /  19 February 2021
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Maria Chahrour and Leah Seyoum-Tesfa framed by a window at Maria's home.
Opinion / Q&A

How two researchers built the first genetics cohort of African children with autism

by  /  16 February 2021

In this recorded interview, Maria Chahrour and Leah Seyoum-Tesfa talk about how they work closely with immigrant communities to increase diversity in genetic studies of autism.

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News

Community newsletter: All about cognitive flexibility

by  /  14 February 2021

In this week’s community newsletter, we discuss a new paper on cognitive and behavioral flexibility and why it’s important during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Week of FebruaryFeb
8th
2021
News / Spotted

Spotted around the web: Self-report accuracy, ‘The Black Spectrum,’ lab animal allergies

by  /  12 February 2021

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

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Community newsletter: Research on camouflaging; a new epigenome

by  /  7 February 2021

In this week’s community newsletter, we talk about a new paper on camouflaging and a thorough human epigenome.

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Week of FebruaryFeb
1st
2021
News / Spotted

Spotted around the web: Gender equity in grants, animal behavior pitfalls, Zoom fatigue

by  /  5 February 2021

Here is a roundup of news and research for the week of 1 February.

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