An annotated list of candidate genes for autism

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A wiki of autism-related scientific terms

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News&Opinion

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Word clues

Children who develop autism grasp different words at 12 months than their typically developing peers.
Blog

Communication deficit  

Effectively engaging the public in autism research requires a shift in approach, Chris Gunter says.
Conference News

Seizure switch

Mice with an extra copy of UBE3A show abnormal social behavior after experiencing recurrent seizures.
Toolbox

DNA differences

A new online database details how variations in DNA sequence shape gene expression in the human brain.
Blog

Good catch

Children with autism have more difficulty catching a ball than do those with attention deficit.
Toolbox

Matching data

An analysis of large genetic deletions or duplications paired with gene sequences identifies candidate genes.
Cross Talk

Early perspectives

The promise of a new therapy for infants with signs of autism raises questions about early intervention.
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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.
Conference news

Much of the genetic risk for autism may be hidden in regulatory regions of the genome, not just in coding regions.

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Viewpoint

It is a good time for researchers to consider the best practices for assessing autism mouse models.

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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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Q & A

Geneticist Joseph Cubells is revisiting a Chinese study to determine whether folate decreases autism risk.

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Cross Talk

The promise of a new therapy for infants with signs of autism raises questions about early intervention.
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Webinar

Watch the replay of David Amaral and Alison Singer’s webinar on the potential of postmortem brain research for understanding autism.
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Lecture

On 29 October, Dan Littman will describe how intestinal bacteria affect immune system cell functioning, potentially contributing to systemic inflammation and autism.
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SfN 2014

Join us 17 November at SfN 2014 for an evening of food, conversation and new data.
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