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  • Parents' DNA tags tied to autism symptoms in toddlers
    14 May 2015
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    Women who have unusual patterns of chemical tags on their DNA during pregnancy may give birth to children who develop autism symptoms. The preliminary results are being presented today at the 2015 International Meeting for Autism Research in Salt Lake City, Utah.

  • Rainbow of dyes maps neurons' tangled paths in brain
    13 May 2015
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    A new method that lets researchers trace the paths of many neurons at once may reveal how neurons go astray in autism.

  • Children who 'recover' from autism still struggle
    12 May 2015
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    Some children with autism lose their diagnosis over time, but still struggle with language, learning and anxiety, says Lisa Shulman.

  • Questions for Miller, Kaplan: New neurons' role in autism
    12 May 2015
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    An autism-linked gene controls the number of neurons in the developing brain. Freda Miller and David Kaplan say the finding points to a new role for the gene in the early embryo.

  • What should define autism: deficits or abilities?
    11 May 2015
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    The new diagnosis for intellectual disability emphasizes what children with the disorder can do rather than what they cannot. Some researchers are arguing for a similar ‘ability framework’ for autism.