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  • Sign language study solves autism's pronoun mystery
    27 February 2015
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    People with autism often mix up the pronouns ‘me’ and ‘you.’ A new study suggests this may be because they cannot distinguish between themselves and others.

  • Autism's impact on language is independent of native tongue
    24 February 2015
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    Native speakers of tonal languages who have autism are adept at identifying pitch in music, but this does not help them interpret tone in language.

  • Web of autism genes untangles slowly
    20 February 2015
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    A new study maps the many targets of the autism gene TBR1, but it’s just one small piece of a much bigger picture.

  • When researchers share data, everyone wins
    13 February 2015
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    Imagine a world in which researchers reveal all their clinical trial data, allowing their peers to do their own analyses and confirm the findings. A new report by the Institute of Medicine outlines ways to make this scenario a reality.

  • Lingering gaps permeate public perception of science
    6 February 2015
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    When it comes to research, scientists and the public are often at odds. It’s a long-standing problem, but the results of a survey released last week reveal that in particular areas, this opinion gap has grown.

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