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Spectrum: Autism Research News

Tag: gender

September 2017
Week of AugustAug
28th
2017

Boyish looks; popular pseudoscience; older fathers and more

by  /  1 September 2017

Masculinized features help define children with autism, online autism-parent forums spread pseudoscience, and the United States has more older fathers than ever.

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August 2017
A young boy and a young girl hiding behind the kitchen table.

Sibling study bolsters role of common variants in autism

by  /  24 August 2017

Children with autism are genetically more similar to one another than to a group of unaffected siblings.

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Week of JulyJul
31st
2017

Autism unsurprised; diagnostic camouflage; Neanderthal legacy and more

by  /  4 August 2017

People with autism aren’t easily surprised, the social camouflage some girls and women with autism use may preclude diagnosis, and autism-related genes are rooted deep in human ancestry.

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July 2017

Girls on the spectrum may have problems with planning

by  /  27 July 2017

Girls with autism may have more difficulty making and executing plans, and taking care of themselves, than do boys with the condition.

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Week of JulyJul
17th
2017

Valproate ban; hearing voices; adult autism and more

by  /  21 July 2017

A movement to ban valproate during pregnancy gains a foothold in France, people with auditory hallucinations seek to demedicalize the experience, and adults on the spectrum speak out.

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June 2017

Genetics for poets

by  /  27 June 2017

Where do we stand in our understanding of autism genetics — and what major questions remain? A molecular biologist supplies answers in stanzas.

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Week of JuneJun
12th
2017

Fever finding; neuronal cookbookery; CRISPR’d unicorns; mining 23andMe

by  /  16 June 2017

The evidence linking autism and maternal infections grows, special neuron recipes are in development, a CRISPR pioneer envisions unicorns, and 23andMe delivers empathy data.

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May 2017

Smoking during pregnancy may up autism risk in grandchildren

by  /  29 May 2017

A woman who smokes while pregnant may increase autism risk in her daughter’s children.

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Diagnostic tests miss autism features in girls

by  /  13 May 2017

Girls with autism may not get a diagnosis because certain features of the condition look different in them than they do in boys.

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Adolescence unmasks autism traits in girls

by  /  13 May 2017

Autism traits may become more apparent as girls reach adolescence but stay stable in boys.

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