An annotated list of candidate genes for autism

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A wiki of autism-related scientific terms

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Funding fix

The National Institute of Mental Health has revamped its funding plan to push the need for treatments.
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Gene detector

A new technique can track the location and expression levels of hundreds of genes in individual cells.
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Gauging intelligence

Traditional tests underestimate the intelligence of children with autism who have poor verbal skills.
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Floating free

A technique involving miniature plastic rafts makes it easier to grow neurons derived from stem cells.
Conference News

Sounding off

An unusual maternal behavior in mice modeling Rett syndrome stems from a reversible hearing defect.
Conference News

Double-duty drugs

An acne drug, a dietary supplement and a failed sleeping aid each show promise for Angelman syndrome.
Cross Talk

Category shuffle

An editorial questioned the utility of autism as a diagnostic category, causing a stir among scientists.
Autism in the Arts

Curious experience

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

Early perspectives

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

A technique involving miniature plastic rafts makes it easier to grow neurons derived from stem cells.

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Viewpoint

Declarative memory may help people learn scripts and strategies that can compensate for autism symptoms.

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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

Research reveals how everyday social interactions contribute to autism, and may offer new treatments.

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Spotted

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

On 29 April, Helen Tager-Flusberg will examine what language differences in autism reveal about the disorder’s biology.
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Webinar

Watch the complete replay of Randy Buckner’s webinar discussing ‘daydreaming’ brain circuitry and what it might reveal about autism.
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