Spotted

Research image of white-matter density in brains of people with deletions or duplications in the 16p11.2 chromosomal region.

Double-empathy problem; dup15q syndrome; myelin loss in aging autistic adults

Here is a roundup of autism-related news and research spotted around the web for the week of 17 June.

By Jill Adams
18 June 2024 | 2 min read
Research image of cerebral organoids.

RNU4-2 gene; autism screening in Kenya; Rett syndrome gene therapy

Here is a roundup of autism-related news and research spotted around the web for the week of 10 June.

By Jill Adams
11 June 2024 | 2 min read
Illustration of an open journal featuring lines of text and small illustrations of eyes and mouths.

FOXP1 and FOXP2 genes; school absences; Parkinson’s disease

Here is a roundup of autism-related news and research spotted around the web for the week of 3 June.

By Jill Adams
4 June 2024 | 2 min read
Research image of cerebral blood volume in mouse brains.

Sex-dependent cytokine release; KATNAL2 gene; auditory processing in fragile X syndrome

Here is a roundup of autism-related news and research spotted around the web for the week of 20 May.

By Jill Adams
21 May 2024 | 1 min read
Illustration of an open journal featuring lines of text and small illustrations of eyes and mouths.

Spina bifida; MDMA effects in a mouse model of autism; maternal autoantibodies

Here is a roundup of autism-related news and research spotted around the web for the week of 13 May.

By Jill Adams
14 May 2024 | 2 min read
Research image of neuronal axons in mice.

X chromosome inactivation; motor difficulties in 16p11.2 duplication and deletion; oligodendroglia

Here is a roundup of autism-related news and research spotted around the web for the week of 6 May.

By Jill Adams
7 May 2024 | 2 min read
Research image of glutaminergic synapses on parvalbumin interneurons.

Brain Gene Registry; neurite density; income disparities in autism diagnoses

Here is a roundup of autism-related news and research spotted around the web for the week of 29 April.

By Jill Adams
30 April 2024 | 2 min read
Research illustration of protein expression in various areas of the brain.

Anxiety and CHD8; TBR1 protein; NIH ECHO program

Here is a roundup of autism-related news and research spotted around the web for the week of 22 April.

By Jill Adams
23 April 2024 | 2 min read
Computer-generated image of a protein binding to another protein.

TRIO gene; left-handedness; gender diversity

Here is a roundup of autism-related news and research spotted around the web for the week of 15 April.

By Jill Adams
16 April 2024 | 2 min read
Spiral-shaped visualization of mRNA transcripts.

Fragile X syndrome; DNMT3A gene; SHANK3 transcriptome

Here is a roundup of autism-related news and research spotted around the web for the week of 8 April.

By Jill Adams
9 April 2024 | 2 min read

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