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March 2014

Are girls really protected from autism?

by  /  31 March 2014

Do genetic differences or diagnostic biases account for the gender imbalance in autism? Catherine Lord, David Skuse and Angelica Ronald weigh in.

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February 2014

How to evaluate the ‘intense world’ paradigm?

by  /  11 February 2014

What evidence supports the idea that autism stems from overactive brain responses to sensory input? Researchers weigh in on this controversial theory.

January 2014

How do we begin to treat autism’s most severe cases?

by  /  16 January 2014

A new research network aims to study autism’s least-understood population: those with the most severe forms of the disorder. Three experts weigh in on the project’s potential impact.

December 2013

Lab Libs 2013: A playful look back and ahead

by  /  19 December 2013

What would you do with a carload of money? Which scientist secretly wants to be an NFL coach? Autism researchers fill in the year’s blanks … Mad Libs-style. Read and submit your own.

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November 2013

SfN 2013 comes to a close

by  /  18 November 2013

A packed week of research at the 2013 Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in San Diego brought a flurry of breaking news and a creative combination of emerging research tools.

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Reactions from SfN 2013

by  /  14 November 2013

Tune in for daily updates and reactions from attendees at the 2013 Society for Neuroscience meeting in San Diego, California.


Where will the focus on SHANK genes lead?

by  /  11 November 2013

Geneticists react to discoveries and identify next steps for one of autism’s most promising candidate genes.

October 2013

Lonnie Zwaigenbaum reviews high-risk infant studies

30 October 2013

Watch the complete replay of Lonnie Zwaigenbaum discussing what studying siblings of individuals with autism can tell us about risk and early detection of the disorder. Submit follow-up questions.


SFARI social at SfN 2013

by  /  29 October 2013

Join us on Sunday, 10 November, at SfN 2013 for an informal evening of food, conversation and new data.


Are brain disorders a prerequisite for ‘normal’ evolution?

by  /  28 October 2013

Researchers weigh in on the mounting evidence for a paternal-age effect in autism and what it might reveal about evolutionary mechanisms underlying the disorder.