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June 2021
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Community Newsletter: Missing CUL3 in mice, implementation science, a poetic protocol

by  /  6 June 2021

In this week’s Community Newsletter, we discuss mice with one functioning copy of CUL3, implementation science, quality control in biomedical research and a rhyming research method.

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May 2021
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Community Newsletter: Gene-by-sex effects, biosecurity laws, participatory research

by  /  30 May 2021

This week’s Twitter stroll turns up papers on autism’s genetic architecture, news affecting the burgeoning gene synthesis industry, and a new festival focused on participatory research.

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Community Newsletter: Controversy in stem cell journal, new autism trait inventory

by  /  23 May 2021

This week’s Community Newsletter dives into the contentious stem cell debate and a new way to measure autism traits.

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Community Newsletter: Predictive parenting, cognition and anxiety, autistic strengths

by  /  16 May 2021

In this week’s Community Newsletter, we’re looking at studies on a new parent-mediated intervention, how autistic people’s cognition affects their anxiety, and our special report on autistic strengths.

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Community Newsletter: INSAR 2021 edition

by  /  9 May 2021

In this week’s Community Newsletter, we’ve got a recap on what the autism research community was talking about during the 2021 International Society for Autism Research annual meeting.

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Community Newsletter: Late-emerging autism, validation of subtypes, litter effect

by  /  2 May 2021

In this week’s community newsletter, we discuss a late-emerging autism trajectory, a review of subtype research and the response to an opinion piece we published on the ‘litter effect.’

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April 2021
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Community Newsletter: Maternal immune activation, mitochondria and synaptogenesis, attentional set-shifting

by  /  25 April 2021

In this week’s Community Newsletter, we look at three in-the-weeds neuroscience papers that examine the molecular underpinnings of autism.

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Community Newsletter: Autistic motherhood, synaptic imbalance, why neurodiversity is important for researchers

by  /  18 April 2021

In this week’s Community Newsletter, we discuss papers about what it’s like to be an autistic mother, how CHD8 affects synaptic transmission in mice and why researchers need to better understand the neurodiversity movement.

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Community Newsletter: Female protective effect, genetic risk factors, identity-first rejection

by  /  11 April 2021

In this week’s Community Newsletter, we discuss the Twitter buzz about two preprints looking at how common genetic variants, rare variants and sex interact to affect autism odds, and a viral tweet from a scientist who says her paper was rejected because it uses ‘identity-first’ language.

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Community Newsletter: NICE errors, CUL3 and autism, equitable academic evaluations

by  /  4 April 2021

In this week’s Community Newsletter, we dive into talk around the United Kingdom’s NICE AQ10 guidelines, CUL3 mutations and taking a holistic approach to academic applications.

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