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Writing in , one person on the spectrum who tried an app that gave her a chatbot 'companion' found that it didn't ease her loneliness or anxiety.
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Women who take folic acid or other vitamins before or during pregnancy decrease their chances of having a child with , suggests study, but some experts are skeptical of the results.
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Having a sister with increases odds that a child will have more so than does having a brother with the condition — study.
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New findings suggest that traits related to and sensory sensitivity share a genetic basis.
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New evidence ties maternal infection during pregnancy to autism in children.
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Very few social skills programs are designed for girls with . They need ongoing, innovative programs that enhance their strengths and widen their social circles.
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Talking : Get the full transcript of this week's Reddit with gene-editing pioneer Jennifer Doudna and her lab:
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Trio of new studies “underscores the heterogeneity of .”
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There's evidence that bacteria that live in the gut could be linked to — a new study ties the effect of diet on the gut microbiome to brain structure.
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“We cannot consider autism as rare a condition as people previously thought." New data suggests prevalence is converging at 2-3% of the population.
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Carly Fleischmann, who is a nonspeaking woman on the spectrum, gave a run for his money as the temporary host of this week.
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"Young women with often have ambitious goals and numerous talents. We cannot ignore the gaps in their social experiences."
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Teens share more genetic similarities with their friends than do two strangers, finds a new analysis. The genetics of a young person's friends was even associated with their educational attainment.
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Up to 90% of people with are unusually sensitive to sound, sight, taste, smell or touch. New findings reinforce the idea that these sensory sensitivities are a core feature of the condition.
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Spectrum Jan 20
researcher Samuel Odom is stepping down from his position as director of the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute at
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Spectrum Jan 20
A modified Alzheimer's drug boosts social interest, alleviates some repetitive behaviors in mice missing a copy of gene MEF2C.
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Spectrum Jan 20
Neurons developed using cells from boys with fragile X syndrome appear to make less of a protein that regulates calcium entry into the cell.
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Spectrum Jan 20
A new tool tracks brain proteins from infancy to adulthood.
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Spectrum Jan 20
Paper examines 's skewed sex ratio, finding girls with ADHD are more likely to have co-occurring conditions such as and intellectual disability.
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Spectrum Jan 20
France is finally attempting to modernize its notions about . But will the new ‘Plan Autisme 4’ make any real difference to the lives of those on the spectrum?
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