Here is a roundup of news and research for the week of 30 May.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Science & Society
From funding decisions to scientific fraud, a wide range of societal factors shape autism research.
The chair and co-chair of the Student and Trainee Committee for the International Society for Autism Research share their advice for early-career researchers.
This month’s newsletter also highlights deflated autism prevalence estimates from Shanghai, China.
The autism science community this week tweeted about whether underpowered studies pose ethical questions, if Spectrum 10K should restart and why autistic advocates participate in biomedical research.
Here is a roundup of news and research for the week of 23 May.
Machine-learning tools are widely available and can help speed up studies in animal models of autism. Here’s how to get started with the ‘minimal viable product’ and a few pro tips.
For decades, many researchers who study nonhuman primates kept quiet about their work, concerned about the extreme actions taken by some animal welfare activists. But a growing number are speaking more openly about the importance of their work in an attempt to take back the narrative.
Researchers updated the tool’s scoring system to better align with the experiences of autistic people.
This week’s newsletter looks at tweets about COVID-19 at last week’s INSAR meeting, an unusual enhancer regulating the autism-linked gene PTEN, and new findings from the Infant Brain Imaging Study.