An annotated list of candidate genes for autism

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A wiki of autism-related scientific terms

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Predicting effects

A new tool helps predict whether certain large DNA duplications and deletions are harmful or benign.
Blog

Gender gap

The gender gap in science is strongest in fields that most value innate intelligence and raw talent.
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Subtle signs

Toddlers with autism display so few abnormal behaviors during exams that they evade even expert clinicians.
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Charting changes

A new technique shows that autism-linked genes are differentially expressed in the brain throughout life.
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.
In Brief

Altered tags

Children who have autism may have atypical patterns of chemical tags on DNA in autism-linked genes.
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A new technique uses synthetic fluorescent tags to illuminate and manipulate subsets of neurons in mice.

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Viewpoint

To optimize the search for autism genes, researchers should collect the right kinds of sequences.

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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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SfN 2014

Full coverage of the 2014 Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

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Spotted

Spotted is a roundup of autism papers and media mentions you should know about.
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Year in Review

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