2013 Year in review

Lab Libs 2013: A playful look back and ahead

What would you do with a carload of money? Which scientist secretly wants to be an NFL coach? Autism researchers fill in the year’s blanks … Mad Libs-style. Read and submit your own.

By Greg Boustead
19 December 2013 | 1 min read

Top quotes of 2013

Our favorite quotes from autism researchers in SFARI.org articles throughout the year.

By Amedeo Tumolillo
19 December 2013 | 1 min read

Photographs: On the spectrum

In her quest to capture people's true selves on film, the photographer Stacie Turner launched a project focusing solely on children with autism.

By Amedeo Tumolillo
19 December 2013 | 1 min read

Notable papers of 2013

Our annual list of the most influential papers in the autism field is culled from suggestions solicited from SFARI staff, as well as from experts in the field. Below is a selection of just some of these papers, presented in chronological order.

By Amedeo Tumolillo
19 December 2013 | 4 min read

Director’s column: 2013 in review

The past half-decade has seen dramatic advances in our understanding of the complexity of genomic variation in autism. Several papers published this year increase our knowledge of relevant genetic variation and indicate where in the brain these variants alter brain function to cause autism-like behaviors, says Louis F. Reichardt.

By Louis Reichardt
19 December 2013 | 8 min read

Top tools and techniques of 2013

In 2013, neuroscience sought clarity, whether by looking directly into a transparent brain, building neurons in the dish with greater precision and accuracy than ever before, or manipulating a mouse’s brain while it’s on the run.

By Amedeo Tumolillo
19 December 2013 | 1 min read

Most-viewed articles of 2013

This is a list of the ten stories that most caught our readers’ attention this year.

By Amedeo Tumolillo
19 December 2013 | 6 min read

Hot topics in 2013

This year saw the emergence of a few unexpected twists in autism research, and provided fresh insights into some of the usual suspects. Based on suggestions from several researchers and SFARI staff, here’s our list of the top ten topics this year.

By Amedeo Tumolillo
20 December 2012 | 11 min read

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