ACS 2010

Uncharted territory

Drug companies have been curiously reluctant to dive into research on therapies for autism. The chief of Pfizer's new autism research unit explains why.

By Deborah Rudacille
1 November 2010 | 3 min read

True blood

Early data suggest that it is possible to identify autism by looking at gene expression in the blood. But it’s going to take more work to prove it.

By Deborah Rudacille
1 November 2010 | 2 min read

Database groups common concepts in autism tests

A searchable new database will greatly ease the task of comparing results from more than 25 diagnostic tests for autism, by creating clusters of the various symptoms measured.

By Deborah Rudacille
27 October 2010 | 4 min read

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