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  • Severity metric helps studies address autism's variability
    23 July 2014
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    A new method for measuring severity in disorders such as autism can help researchers correct for the widely varying autism symptoms in the study participants, according to a paper published 2 May in NeuroImage.

  • Guest blog: Schizophrenia milestone holds lessons for autism
    21 July 2014
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    A long-awaited report, published today in Nature, confirms that with access to tens of thousands of genomes, researchers can identify common genetic risk factors for a complex neuropsychiatric disorder.

  • Common mutations account for half of autism risk
    21 July 2014
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    Common genetic variants that have minor effects may contribute about half the risk of developing autism, according to a study published Sunday in Nature Genetics. Identifying these variants would require tens of thousands of samples.

  • Medical records find evidence linking autism to obesity
    21 July 2014
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    Children and adolescents with autism are more likely to be overweight or obese than their typically developing peers, finds a large survey published in Academic Pediatrics.

  • Guest blog: Charting collaborations in autism research
    18 July 2014
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    Autism researchers collaborate a great deal, says Helen Tager-Flusberg, and collaboration has increased over the past five years — most likely reflecting the maturation of the field and the greater opportunities to meet.

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