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April 2022

Pandemic, politics temper INSAR’s in-person return

by  /  4 April 2022

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.

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Community Newsletter: Completed human genome, chromosome 16 convergence, avoiding ableism

by  /  3 April 2022

This week’s newsletter looks at tweets about new genes, familiar chromosomal regions and outdated terms.

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Week of MarchMar
28th
2022

Spotted around the web: AI algorithms, amygdala overgrowth, ANK2 mutations

by  /  1 April 2022

Here is a roundup of news and research for the week of 28 March.

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Open-source algorithm automates common marble-burying assay

by  /  1 April 2022

The machine-learning tool, which automatically counts how many marbles a mouse buries, appears to distinguish between hyperactivity and repetitive behaviors.

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Spectrum Launch: Postdoc salaries, tenure clocks and a writing hack

by  /  1 April 2022

As postdoctoral positions become longer but salaries stay low, many researchers say they must decide whether they can afford an academic career.

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March 2022

Spectrum Index: Rare genetic diagnoses, obesity odds, violence against children

by  /  31 March 2022

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.

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Unfamiliar surroundings bring out autism-like behaviors, brain circuit changes in model mice

by  /  31 March 2022

A brain area called the tail of the striatum may account for the shift.

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New MRI probe illuminates neuronal interactions

by  /  30 March 2022

The calcium-sensing instrument translates neuronal activity into signals that can be detected via functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI).

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DNA tags in placenta point to possible autism-linked gene

by  /  29 March 2022

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.

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Lisa Croen: Autism’s first dedicated epidemiologist

by  /  28 March 2022

Inspired by watching her autistic nephew grow up, Croen has also been an advocate for bolstering research and services for autistic adults.

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