Pinning down ‘profound autism’ for reliable research: Q&A with Matthew Siegel
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by Katie Moisse
22h ago
A clear and actionable definition for the term could enhance research and improve care, Matthew Siegel says ..read more
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RNU4-2 gene; autism screening in Kenya; Rett syndrome gene therapy
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by Jill Adams
22h ago
Here is a roundup of autism-related news and research spotted around the web for the week of 10 June ..read more
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Connectivity takes U-turn in people with rare autism-linked mutations
Spectrum
by Holly Barker
1w ago
Patterns of brain connectivity shift during puberty in people with deletion of the 22q11.2 chromosomal region ..read more
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Anti-vax blogger retracts critique of study that debunked vaccination-autism link
Spectrum
by Calli McMurray
1w ago
The commentary contained misguided criticisms of the study’s statistical methods, the lead investigator says ..read more
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CRISPR gives autism-linked genes a boost, rescues functioning
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by Giorgia Guglielmi
3w ago
A modified form of the gene-editing tool increases the expression of CHD8 and SCN2A, showing potential for autism therapies ..read more
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Sex-dependent cytokine release; KATNAL2 gene; auditory processing in fragile X syndrome
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by Jill Adams
3w ago
Here is a roundup of autism-related news and research spotted around the web for the week of 20 May ..read more
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It’s past time to stop using the Reading the Mind in the Eyes Test
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by Wendy C. Higgins
3w ago
The widely used measure of “theory of mind” needs to be re-examined, along with the long-standing claim that autism is linked to a lack of this ability ..read more
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Spina bifida; MDMA effects in a mouse model of autism; maternal autoantibodies
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by Jill Adams
1M ago
Here is a roundup of autism-related news and research spotted around the web for the week of 13 May ..read more
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Autism research is becoming more diverse but not yet more global
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by Petrus de Vries
1M ago
Hosting the International Society for Autism Research annual meeting—which starts tomorrow—in Australia takes a step in that direction, making it easier for researchers, clinicians and advocates from the Western Pacific Region to participate ..read more
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Some minimally verbal autistic people show signs of written-language familiarity, study suggests
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by Calli McMurray
1M ago
But researchers not involved in the work worry the findings could be used to support discredited facilitated-communication techniques ..read more
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