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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Drawing test

A 10-minute test uses drawing to gauge reciprocity — a social skill that children with autism often lack.

Self signs

People with autism may mix up the pronouns ‘me’ and ‘you’ because they cannot distinguish self from other.

Directed development

Researchers can coax human stem cells to grow into layered structures that mimic the cerebellum.

Living circuits

A new microscopy method creates colorful three-dimensional images of brain activity in awake mice.
Autism in the Arts

Curious experience

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

Stimulating solution

Rats exposed in utero to an epilepsy drug do not develop autism-like behaviors in a stimulating environment.
Conference News

Body building

Children with autism rely more on their body’s feedback and less on visual clues when learning motor skills.
Cross Talk

Early perspectives

The promise of a new therapy for infants with signs of autism raises questions about early intervention.
Cross Talk

Common views

New estimates on the role of common mutations in autism raise questions about how to parse genetic risk.

A new atlas charts the expression of nearly 17,000 proteins in tissues throughout the human body.


A struggle to predict what might happen next could account for the seemingly disparate symptoms of autism.

What we know

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

Year in Review

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


Spotted is a roundup of autism papers and media mentions you should know about.
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On 18 February, Kathryn Roeder discussed how two powerful statistical tools can yield insight into the genetic risk for autism.
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On 25 March, Maureen Durkin will discuss autism prevalence and the impact of social and cultural factors.
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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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