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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Living longer

By treating the medical complications that accompany Rett syndrome, women with the disorder are living longer.
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Scoring severity

A new measurement helps autism researchers deal with widely varying symptoms in study participants.
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Complex lessons

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

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

Mixed-up modifications

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

A new questionnaire may help assess sensory problems, such as sensitivity to light, in adults with autism.
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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.
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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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Computer algorithms aid in autism screening by tracking movements in videos of children undergoing tests.

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Viewpoint

Given autism’s rising rates, there’s an urgent need for solutions that reach the risk population more quickly.

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

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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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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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