Jennifer Murphy

Graduate student
King’s College London

Jennifer Murphy is a Ph.D. student in psychological sciences at King’s College London.

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MECP2 gene; infant movement and autism; white-matter differences in tuberous sclerosis

Here is a roundup of autism-related news and research spotted around the web for the week of 27 May.

By Jill Adams
28 May 2024 | 2 min read
Research image of two fluorescent-stained organoids.

CRISPR gives autism-linked genes a boost, rescues functioning

A modified form of the gene-editing tool increases the expression of CHD8 and SCN2A, showing potential for autism therapies.

By Giorgia Guglielmi
23 May 2024 | 5 min read

New method reignites controversy over brain clearance during sleep

Tracers injected directly into mouse brain tissue instead of the cerebrospinal fluid show that brain clearance slows during sleep and under anesthesia, according to a study published last week—but proponents of the glymphatic system take issue with the technique.

By Elissa Welle
22 May 2024 | 7 min read