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  • Why inferring autism's causes from epidemiology is dangerous
    29 July 2014
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    Epidemiological 'just-so' stories, which infer causes of autism from general trends in prevalence, are in danger of repeating the mistakes of social Darwinism, says Mayada Elsabbagh.

  • The urgent need to shorten autism's diagnostic odyssey
    15 July 2014
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    With the rate of autism now at 1 in 68 people and climbing, the need for solutions that reach the risk population more quickly and effectively has never been more real, say Dennis Wall and Glenn Saxe.

  • How to evaluate new medications for autism
    10 June 2014
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    There are no available medications for treating autism’s core symptoms, but there are several candidates in clinical trials. Jeremy Veenstra-VanderWeele describes the factors researchers must take into account when developing drugs for the disorder.

  • Signaling pathways link autism, schizophrenia
    27 May 2014
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    Autism, schizophrenia and intellectual disability share underlying deficits in pathways that regulate how the brain encodes new experiences, says Jason Shepherd.

  • Misdirected neurons may underlie autism symptoms
    13 May 2014
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    Proteins that help guide neurons to their correct destination in the brain may be involved in autism, says Christopher Cowan.

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