An annotated list of candidate genes for autism

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Sounding off

An unusual maternal behavior in mice modeling Rett syndrome stems from a reversible hearing defect.
Blog

Culture consensus

With Korean mothers’ help, scientists have captured culture in translating an autism information kit.
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Little labels 

Newly developed microscopic beads give cells unique barcodes based on their gene expression patterns.
Blog

Cringe test

People with autism feel really embarrassed for others — a clue to why they struggle with empathy.
Conference News

Double-duty drugs

An acne drug, a dietary supplement and a failed sleeping aid each show promise for Angelman syndrome.
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Chromatin escape

Clever extraction of the DNA-protein complex chromatin from tissues could reveal gene expression secrets.
Cross Talk

Category shuffle

An editorial questioned the utility of autism as a diagnostic category, causing a stir among scientists.
Autism in the Arts

Curious experience

A Broadway play provides a dazzling glimpse into one boy’s unusual way of interacting with the world.
Cross Talk

Early perspectives

The promise of a new therapy for infants with signs of autism raises questions about early intervention.
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A new system uses color changes to vividly reveal interactions between proteins in living cells.

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Q&A

Understanding why some children outgrow their autism diagnosis shouldn’t dictate treatment decisions.

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What we know

Gerald Fischbach provides an overview of the current state of autism research and key future steps.

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Year in Review

Take a look back at 2014's most notable papers, memorable quotes and lessons from other fields.

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Spotted

Spotted is a roundup of autism papers and media mentions you should know about.
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Webinar

Watch the complete replay of Randy Buckner’s webinar discussing ‘daydreaming’ brain circuitry and what it might reveal about autism.
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New RFA

A full proposal submission is due 10 April 2015 for SFARI's new Functional Screen of Autism-Associated Variants Request for Applications.
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Webinar

Watch the complete replay of David Skuse and William Mandy’s webinar on why reported sex ratios for autism may be fundamentally flawed
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