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News&Opinion

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C-section connection

Contrary to previous findings, children born by cesarean section do not have an increased risk of autism.
Conference News

Brain biomarker

Children with the autism-related dup15q syndrome have unusually strong brain waves called beta oscillations.
Conference News

Dispatches: Dup15q conference

Short reports from our reporter about developments at the 2015 Dup15q Alliance Scientific Meeting.
Toolbox

Model marmosets

Marmosets exposed to an epilepsy drug in the womb lack the innate ability to recognize reciprocity.
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Crisper CRISPR

A new online tool helps researchers tweak genes more efficiently using the popular editing method CRISPR.
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Knowledge matters

For parents, genetic testing for a child with autism can bring relief, support and sometimes a solution.
Cross Talk

Postdoc pipeline

We asked researchers from different generations for solutions to the scientific career crisis.
Cross Talk

Selfhood discussion

A study on personal pronoun use among deaf children with autism raises questions about selfhood.
Autism in the Arts

Curious experience

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

INSAR and SFARI.org present a series of weekly interactive presentations intended for junior researchers.

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Q&A

Ethicist Ilina Singh explores the ethics of research on infant siblings of children with autism.

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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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Feature

Intense pain in people with autism may remain hidden because they have unusual ways of expressing it.

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New RFA

The RFA for SFARI’s Clinical Site Network for the National Autism Cohort is open. Applications are due 21 August 2015.
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New RFA

SFARI’s new Whole-Genome Analysis for Autism Risk Variants RFA is open. Applications are due 14 August 2015.
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Our new look

The News & Opinion sections on SFARI.org are being rebranded as Spectrum later this summer.
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Cross Talk

We asked researchers from different generations for solutions to the scientific career crisis.
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New RFA

SFARI’s new Bridge to Independence Award RFA is open. First-stage proposals are due 28 August 2015.
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Webinar

William Catterall presented findings on the effects of low-dose anxiety drugs on autism mouse models.
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Spotted

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

Take a survey to help build a community of 50,000 individuals with autism spectrum disorders and their family members.
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