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

October 2019
News

Nobel predictions: Autism research may win big this year

by  /  4 October 2019

Forecasts for this year’s Nobel Prizes include several researchers whose work is relevant to autism.

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September 2019
simulated embryos seen developing over time
News / Toolbox

Human embryo model provides window into early development

by  /  30 September 2019

A 3D model of a human embryo reveals the biological processes that unfold in early development.

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Week of SeptemberSep
23rd
2019
News / Spotted

Spotted around the web: Week of 23 September 2019

by  /  27 September 2019

Here is a roundup of news and research for the week of 23 September.

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row of babies playing with toys that look like genome sequence
Opinion / Viewpoint

Studies of tuberous sclerosis may shed light on biology of autism

by  /  24 September 2019

Tuberous sclerosis provides a unique opportunity to understand autism because about half of people with that single-gene condition also have autism.

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Week of SeptemberSep
9th
2019
News / Spotted

Spotted around the web: Week of 9 September 2019

by  /  13 September 2019

Here is a roundup of news and research for the week of 9 September.

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Scientist Annie Ciernia runs in the forest, wearing lab coat and carrying a stack of papers that are also flying along behind her
Opinion / Q&A

Beyond the bench: A conversation with Annie Ciernia

by  /  10 September 2019

Annie Ciernia describes the greenhouse origins of her scientific career and why a unicorn makes a good lab mascot.

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Opinion

Training caregivers can help keep autistic children safe

by ,  /  10 September 2019

Behavioral skills training helps ensure that people with autism not only understand a new safety skill but are able to perform it accurately.

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Week of SeptemberSep
2nd
2019
News / Spotted

Spotted around the web: Week of 2 September 2019

by  /  6 September 2019

Here is a roundup of news and research for the week of 2 September.

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August 2019
Week of AugustAug
26th
2019
News / Spotted

Spotted around the web: Week of 26 August 2019

by  /  30 August 2019

Here is a roundup of news and research for the week of 26 August.

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Woman looks at her newborn from under the operating tent of c-section surgery
News

Cesarean sections tenuously tied to autism

by ,  /  29 August 2019

A new study that combines data from more than 20 million births has found that a cesarean section delivery is associated with autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

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