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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Selected snip

The gene-editing tool CRISPR eliminates proteins at neuronal junctions and may help reveal their roles.
Blog

Language link

Mutations in TBR1 compromise its ability to bind to FOXP2, the language protein, says Alan Packer.
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Checks and balances

Few studies of parent-mediated therapies check whether the parents can follow the treatment plan.
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Missing myelin

There is less myelin, the protective sheath on neurons, in the brains of people with autism than in controls.
Cross Talk

Common views

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

Critical window

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

Along with her husband, Uta Frith helped launch cognitive neuroscience and shaped a generation of scientists.

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New RFA

Letters of intent are due by 10 October for SFARI's new Pilot and Research Awards.
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SFARI's funding priorities >>

Webinar

On 1 October, Mark Daly will discuss new insights into autism from analyzing common and rare genetic variants.
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SfN 2014

Join us 17 November at SfN 2014 for an evening of food, conversation and new data. Presentation applications are due 17 October.
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Cross Talk

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