An annotated list of candidate genes for autism

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Access to data and biological materials from the SSC

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A wiki of autism-related scientific terms

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Folded up

An electronic mesh is injected into the brain, offering a less invasive way to record neuron activity.

Sound breakdown

A new computer program reveals subtle changes in the squeaks of mice with autism-linked mutations.
Cross Talk

Postdoc pipeline

We asked researchers from different generations for solutions to the scientific career crisis.

Habituation link

Mutant fish may help us fathom the sensory sensitivities that often accompany autism, says Alan Packer.

Stable sibs

Baby sibs who are diagnosed with autism between 18 and 24 months tend to retain their diagnoses at age 3.
Conference News

Repetitive circuits  

Brain structure changes in infancy forecast repetitive behaviors in toddlers diagnosed with autism.  
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Power surge

A statistical trick can help researchers home in on subtle genetic blips that contribute to autism.
Cross Talk

Selfhood discussion

A study on personal pronoun use among deaf children with autism raises questions about selfhood.
Autism in the Arts

Curious experience

A Broadway play provides a dazzling glimpse into one boy’s unusual way of interacting with the world.
Summer Institute

INSAR and present a series of weekly interactive presentations intended for junior researchers.


Autistic adults should be partners in the research process, not just study ‘subjects,’ says Ari Ne’eman.

What we know

Gerald Fischbach provides an overview of the current state of autism research and key future steps.


Intense pain in people with autism may remain hidden because they have unusual ways of expressing it.

Our new look

The News & Opinion sections on are being rebranded as Spectrum later this summer.
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Cross Talk

We asked researchers from different generations for solutions to the scientific career crisis.
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William Catterall presented findings on the effects of low-dose anxiety drugs on autism mouse models.
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SFARI’s new Bridge to Independence Award RFA is open. First-stage proposals are due 28 August 2015.
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Spotted is a roundup of autism papers and media mentions you should know about.
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Autism survey

Take a survey to help build a community of 50,000 individuals with autism spectrum disorders and their family members.
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