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Moving Toward Personalized Autism Treatment

By Megan Scudellari | August 1, 2016

Researchers aim to leverage new insights into the underlying causes of the disorder to better help patients. 

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The Hormones and Brain Regions Behind Eye Contact

By Robert Lavine | August 1, 2016

Can oxytocin help increase eye contact in patients with autism, thus opening up a whole new world of social interaction?

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The Genes Underlying Autism Are Coming Into Focus

By Megan Scudellari | August 1, 2016

As researchers sequence the DNA of thousands of kids with autism, dozens of genetic subgroups are emerging.

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Mouse pups born to mothers fed a high-fat diet lack a gut microbe that promotes social behavior, scientists show.

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Altered Sense of Touch in Autism?

By Jef Akst | June 10, 2016

A mouse study suggests that disruptions to nerves in the skin may contribute to autism spectrum disorder.

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Another study finds similar gene expression in the brains of people with these disorders.

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Plastic Pollutants Can Harm Fish

By Tracy Vence | June 6, 2016

European perch larvae exposed to environmentally relevant concentrations of polystyrene particles preferred to eat the microplastics in place of prey, according to a study.

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Research at Micro- and Nanoscales

By Mary Beth Aberlin | June 1, 2016

From whole cells to genes, closer examination continues to surprise.  

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Editing Genomes to Record Cellular Histories

By Ruth Williams | May 26, 2016

Researchers harness the power of genome editing to track cell lineages throughout zebrafish development.

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Embryo Watch

By Jef Akst | May 5, 2016

A new culture system allows researchers to track the development of human embryos in vitro for nearly two weeks.

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