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

June 2021
Week of JuneJun
14th
2021
News / Spotted

Spotted around the web: Autistic parents, dopamine signaling, African neuroscience research

by  /  18 June 2021

Here is a roundup of news and research for the week of 14 June.

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Opinion / Viewpoint

Remembering Zemi Yenus: An ambassador for autism in Africa

by , , ,  /  15 June 2021

Zemi Yenus was the mother of a child with autism, founder of Ethiopia’s first school for autistic children and a tireless advocate for autism awareness and research in Africa.

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News

Community Newsletter: Participatory research, burnout, sleep Kismet

by  /  13 June 2021

In this week’s Community Newsletter, we talk about a participatory research study on burnout and get meta with a study on participatory research itself.

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Week of JuneJun
7th
2021
News / Spotted

Spotted around the web: Extraordinary talents, face value, autism app

by  /  11 June 2021

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

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Mother racing to complete her research, while carrying two small children on her back.
News

Pandemic pressures may drive young scientists away from autism research

by  /  9 June 2021

After a year of juggling research, childcare and COVID-19 anxiety, some early-career academics are rethinking their place in autism science.

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News

Copyright claim prompts retraction of study on alexithymia in autism

by  /  9 June 2021

After a study revised a popular measure for alexithymia, it was pulled for copyright infringement because the authors did not pay a $40 fee or obtain permission to use the measure.

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News

Community Newsletter: Missing CUL3 in mice, implementation science, a poetic protocol

by  /  6 June 2021

In this week’s Community Newsletter, we discuss mice with one functioning copy of CUL3, implementation science, quality control in biomedical research and a rhyming research method.

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Week of MayMay
31st
2021
News / Spotted

Spotted around the web: Cantú syndrome, autism rating reliability, ‘10 simple rules’

by  /  4 June 2021

Here is a roundup of news and research for the week of 31 May.

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May 2021
News

Autism research funding rises but still falls short of goals

by  /  31 May 2021

Federal funding for autism research increased by $23.2 million from 2016 to 2018, according to the latest report from the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee.

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News

Community Newsletter: Gene-by-sex effects, biosecurity laws, participatory research

by  /  30 May 2021

This week’s Twitter stroll turns up papers on autism’s genetic architecture, news affecting the burgeoning gene synthesis industry, and a new festival focused on participatory research.

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