An annotated list of candidate genes for autism

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Common perspectives

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

A new adaptation of an adult facial memory test measures children’s ability to recognize faces.
Blog

Maternal scorn

When covering research on prenatal risk factors, are journalists too quick to blame the mother?
Conference News

Critical window

Drugs designed to treat Angelman syndrome may alleviate symptoms only if given during a ‘critical period.’
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Autism evolution

Autism pioneer Uta Frith reminisces about dramatic shifts in British researchers’ understanding of autism.
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Fiber-optic odyssey

Light-transmitting cables implanted in mouse brains reveal connections that control social interactions.
Cross Talk

Suramin perspectives

A study that reverses autism-like symptoms in mice highlights the complexity of translational research.
In Brief

Altered tags

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.
Toolbox

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

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Viewpoint

Inferring autism causes from trends in prevalence repeats social Darwinism, says Mayada Elsabbagh.

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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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Conference news

Drugs designed to treat Angelman syndrome may alleviate symptoms only if given during a ‘critical period.’

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Funding priorities

On 2 September, SFARI plans to announce a new request for applications. Deputy Scientific Director John Spiro describes the decision process for research proposals.
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Suicide and autism

Suicidal thoughts are common among people with autism but may be difficult to recognize.
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Cross Talk

A study that reverses autism-like symptoms in mice highlights the complexity of translational research.
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Webinar

Watch the complete replay of Robert Malenka's webinar on the molecular underpinnings of social reward.
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