The connection is likely mediated by environmental, not genetic, factors, according to a new study.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Science & Society
From funding decisions to scientific fraud, a wide range of societal factors shape autism research.
Community Newsletter: Lessons from lockdowns, screen-time skepticism, protein transport in the brain
Pick up threads about how remote learning can benefit autistic students, why a study about screen time deserves scrutiny and how a newly discovered form of cellular communication could yield clues about autism.
Here is a roundup of news and research for the week of 31 January.
The paper relied on parent-reported data and adjusted for few potentially confounding variables.
A researcher and science officer give tips for getting started with grant writing; scientists on Twitter explain why they went tenure-track; and a neurobiologist discusses why the field’s next generation needs to learn to code.
This week’s Community Newsletter takes up tweets about how often autism intervention research fails to report participants’ race and ethnicity, benchmarks for effect sizes and mapping chandelier cells in the mouse visual cortex.
Here is a roundup of news and research for the week of 24 January.
The current system to approve genetic and metabolic conditions for newborn screening can’t keep pace with research on new therapies. Don Bailey wants to bring it up to speed.
A failed replication and other problems led autism researcher Beth Stevens and her co-investigator to retract the nearly 10-year-old report.
In this week’s newsletter, we feature tweets about the Lancet Commission, a new initiative from the International Society for Autism Research, a highlighted paper about the link between autism and the microbiome, and reactions to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s decision to acknowledge a hair-based autism test.