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April 2022
Week of AprilApr
18th
2022

Spotted around the web: Fragile X epigenetics, brain imaging issues, prenatal tests warning

by  /  22 April 2022

Here is a roundup of news and research for the week of 18 April.

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Access to Medicaid waivers varies with race, age, region

by  /  22 April 2022

Black and Hispanic people with autism in North Carolina are 15 and 37 percent less likely, respectively, to receive a Medicaid waiver than their white counterparts are.

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Book cover conceptual illustration of chromosome superimposed with genetic tree.

A whisper of autism: Fragile X carriers and the autism phenotype

by  /  21 April 2022

Among people who carry the fragile X premutation, about 14 percent of boys and 5 percent of girls meet the criteria for autism, but the ‘broad autism phenotype’ may be far more common.

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Researchers, advocates rush to aid autistic Ukrainians

by  /  20 April 2022

Among the millions displaced by the war in Ukraine are children and adults with autism. Many autism professionals are doing what they can to help.

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The placenta and neurodevelopment: A conversation with Anna Penn

by  /  19 April 2022

The temporary organ may hold clues about the origins of autism and brain development, Anna Penn says — if only researchers would study it.

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organoids in early stages of development.

Organoids show how mutations in top autism gene may lead to brain overgrowth in people

by  /  19 April 2022

The loss of CHD8, a top autism gene, speeds up the production of certain neurons and leads to overgrowth in spheres of cultured brain cells.

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Histone-modifying drug improves autism-like behaviors in mice

by  /  18 April 2022

The experimental compound, called GSK-LSD1, enhances social preferences and reduces repetitive grooming in mice, according to a new study.

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Community Newsletter: Human pluripotent stem cells, a prediction algorithm challenge, autistic perspectives

by  /  17 April 2022

Twitter toasts two new papers on reprogramming stem cells and searching for autism biomarkers in the brain, as well as incorporating autistic voices to set research and health-care agendas.

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Week of AprilApr
11th
2022

Spotted around the web: Autism screening, hidden variables, Rett therapy

by  /  15 April 2022

Here is a roundup of news and research for the week of 11 April.

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Micrographs comparing mouse striatal neurons missing TSHZ3 and wildtype striatal neurons.

Two groups of neurons govern autism-like traits in model mice

by  /  15 April 2022

Together, the neurons are part of the corticostriatal circuit, which has been implicated in autism.

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