Some autism researchers and clinicians say they are boycotting the upcoming annual meeting of the International Society for Autism Research in Austin, Texas, because of the state’s controversial health policies and lack of COVID-19 mitigation strategies.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
This week’s newsletter looks at tweets about new genes, familiar chromosomal regions and outdated terms.
Here is a roundup of news and research for the week of 28 March.
The machine-learning tool, which automatically counts how many marbles a mouse buries, appears to distinguish between hyperactivity and repetitive behaviors.
As postdoctoral positions become longer but salaries stay low, many researchers say they must decide whether they can afford an academic career.
This month’s newsletter looks at the minority of autistic people who have an identifiable genetic cause for their condition, and at the fraction of autistic children who are obese.
A brain area called the tail of the striatum may account for the shift.
The gene, dubbed NHIP, is in a chromosomal region that shows unusually low levels of DNA methylation in placentas from women who gave birth to autistic children.
Inspired by watching her autistic nephew grow up, Croen has also been an advocate for bolstering research and services for autistic adults.