An annotated list of candidate genes for autism

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Access to data and biological materials from the SSC

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A wiki of autism-related scientific terms

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Complex lessons

With access to enough genomes, researchers can identify common genetic risk factors for a complex disorder.
Blog

Collaboration map

Autism researchers collaborate a great deal, says Helen Tager-Flusberg, and that has increased over time.
Toolbox

Computer vision

Computer algorithms aid in autism screening by tracking movements in videos of children undergoing tests.
Toolbox

Precise cuts

An enzyme pair improves gene editing by providing more precise molecular 'scissors' to cut and paste DNA.
In Brief

Mixed-up modifications

Children who have autism may have atypical patterns of chemical tags on DNA in autism-linked genes.
In Brief

Sensory profile

A new questionnaire may help assess sensory problems, such as sensitivity to light, in adults with autism.
Cross Talk

Environmental risk

If inherited risk is 50 percent, does that make the remaining half environmental? Experts discuss.
Conference News

Gender divide

Males and females with autism have distinct sets of brain regions that distinguish them from controls.
Conference News

Master regulator

CHD8, an autism gene, regulates the expression of more than half of a set of other autism-linked genes.
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Researchers debuted a three-dimensional model of an average synapse, the junction between neurons.

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Viewpoint

Researchers must take into account the myriad potential causes of autism when developing treatments.

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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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IMFAR 2014

Full coverage of the 2014 International Meeting for Autism Research in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Webinar

On 23 July, Robert Malenka will discuss the molecular underpinnings of the brain's social reward system and the implications for autism.
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Cross Talk

If inherited risk is 50 percent, does that make the remaining half environmental? Experts discuss.
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Ted Talk


J. Duncan Davidson

Wendy Chung provides an overview of the autism research landscape for TED 2014, highlighting what we know (and don’t know) about the disorder.
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