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  • Tomorrow's tools
    22 December 2014
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    For 2014, rather than compile the ‘top tools and techniques’ — a list certain to include CRISPR and other technical tricks detailed in our weekly Toolboxes — we asked researchers to dream up the next big tool in autism research. Their wishes range from protein sequencers to scanners that can capture brain activity during daily activities.

  • Art on the spectrum
    22 December 2014
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    Nestled between galleries in Manhattan’s art district is a studio like no other. It brims with the energy of 40 artists, all of whom have autism.

  • Unsung heroes of autism research
    22 December 2014
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    When big research findings hit the press, it’s usually just the lead investigators who get the kudos. But they know their work stands on the shoulders of many, many individuals whose crucial roles go mostly unappreciated.

  • 2014 Year in Review
    22 December 2014
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    Take a look back at 2014's most notable papers, memorable quotes and lessons from other fields.

  • Notable papers of 2014
    22 December 2014
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    It’s no easy feat to whittle down the list of the most influential autism papers to a mere 10. So please consider this but a taste of the burgeoning field, presented in chronological order and based on suggestions from many researchers.