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

May 2019
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News

Takeaways from INSAR 2019

by  /  6 May 2019

The 18th annual meeting of the International Society for Autism Research has drawn to a close. The conference brought together a diverse set of autism researchers from around the world to share their results, exchange ideas and spark new collaborations. Spectrum’s reporters were there, too, covering many of the presentations. You can catch up on […]

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Reactions from INSAR 2019

by  /  4 May 2019

The autism research community is gathering in Montreal, Canada, this week for the meeting of the International Society for Autism Research.

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News

U.S. autism prevalence in black children based on few families

by  /  4 May 2019

A national survey that estimates autism prevalence includes too few black families to yield accurate data for that demographic.

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Week of AprilApr
29th
2019
News / Spotted

Spotted around the web: Week of 29 April 2019

by  /  3 May 2019

Here is a roundup of news and research for the week of 29 April.

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April 2019
Illustration of scientists trying to piece together a female head in marble
Opinion / Viewpoint

Dutch project aims to raise awareness of autism in women

by  /  30 April 2019

A new network in the Netherlands is focused on problems and solutions specific to autistic girls and women.

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Tensions ride high despite reshuffle at autism science meeting

by  /  29 April 2019

The International Society for Autism Research faces a thorny problem: how to please a diverse mix of attendees who have radically different goals.

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Week of AprilApr
22nd
2019
News / Spotted

Spotted around the web: Week of 22 April 2019

by  /  26 April 2019

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

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News

U.S. states move to ban pesticide linked to developmental problems

by ,  /  26 April 2019

Lawmakers in several states are trying to ban a widely used pesticide that the Environmental Protection Agency is fighting to keep on the market.

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Features / Deep Dive

In search of truce in the autism wars

by  /  24 April 2019

The fight between those who define autism as a medical condition and those who see it as a mere difference has reached vitriolic levels. Can the two sides come together to support all autistic people?

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Call for action: Scientists need to push for open-access science

by ,  /  23 April 2019

Libraries and funding agencies are finally flexing their muscles against journal paywalls. Authors should follow suit.

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