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  • Sibling study questions cesarean section link to autism
    4 August 2015
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    Contrary to previous findings, children born by cesarean section are not at an increased risk of autism, says a Swedish sibling study.

  • Brain-wave patterns distinguish dup15q syndrome from autism
    3 August 2015
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    Children with an extra copy of the 15q11-13 chromosomal region, the second most common genetic abnormality in people with autism, have unusually strong brain waves called beta oscillations. The preliminary findings, presented Friday at the Dup15q Alliance Scientific Meeting in Orlando, Florida, suggest that beta oscillations could distinguish children with dup15q syndrome from those with other forms of autism.

  • Control centers for genes rife with autism-linked DNA blips
    3 August 2015
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    DNA sequences called enhancers — which boost the expression of genes from within or outside them — are enriched for genetic variants linked to autism, suggests a new study. The finding may help researchers understand how variants outside genes contribute to autism.

  • Spotted: Student solution; media muddle
    31 July 2015
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    Graduate students could solve science’s replication problem, and media attention is a blessing and a curse.

  • Landscape of brain ridges may vary with gender in autism
    31 July 2015
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    A region of the brain involved in interpreting social cues is unusually smooth in boys and men with autism, but normal in girls and women with the disorder.