Environmental Factors Don’t Explain Rise in Autism Prevalence
Environmental Factors Don’t Explain Rise in Autism Prevalence
A large twin study in Sweden finds genetics has a much larger influence on the odds of an autism diagnosis, and has remained consistent over time.
Environmental Factors Don’t Explain Rise in Autism Prevalence
Environmental Factors Don’t Explain Rise in Autism Prevalence

A large twin study in Sweden finds genetics has a much larger influence on the odds of an autism diagnosis, and has remained consistent over time.

A large twin study in Sweden finds genetics has a much larger influence on the odds of an autism diagnosis, and has remained consistent over time.

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Smells of Nature Lower Physiological Stress
Smells of Nature Lower Physiological Stress
Ashley Yeager | Jan 2, 2020
In a virtual reality experiment, participants recovered faster from a small electric shock when they could smell natural scents than when they could smell urban odors.
Human Reference Genome Doesn’t Capture Full Genetic Diversity
Human Reference Genome Doesn’t Capture Full Genetic Diversity
Katarina Zimmer | Oct 1, 2019
A new analysis of 1,000 Swedes uncovers a chromosome’s worth of novel DNA sequences—much of them ancient—underscoring the need for a more diverse reference genome.
Sweden Passes Law For National Research Misconduct Agency
Sweden Passes Law For National Research Misconduct Agency
Chia-Yi Hou | Jul 10, 2019
After several high-profile cases, the country’s government is creating a board to oversee and investigate all serious allegations of scientific misconduct.
Could Grandpa’s Early Diet Affect Your Health?
Could Grandpa’s Early Diet Affect Your Health?
Shawna Williams | Mar 31, 2019
A large study seeks to answer whether a man’s childhood diet has transgenerational repercussions.
Universities in Germany and Sweden Lose Access to Elsevier Journals
Universities in Germany and Sweden Lose Access to Elsevier Journals
Diana Kwon | Jul 19, 2018
Consortia in both countries are pushing for open-access subscriptions with the publisher.
Hunting Regulations Shape Brown Bears’ Care for Cubs
Hunting Regulations Shape Brown Bears’ Care for Cubs
Ashley Yeager | Jun 30, 2018
Scandinavian mother bears gain a survival advantage by weaning their babies later than normal, analysis of a 30-year dataset suggests.
Seven Researchers Guilty of Misconduct in Macchiarini Case
Seven Researchers Guilty of Misconduct in Macchiarini Case
Catherine Offord | Jun 25, 2018
The Karolinska Institute’s latest decision includes a guilty verdict for one of the whistleblowers who contributed to the investigation.
Sweden Cancels Agreement With Elsevier Over Open Access
Sweden Cancels Agreement With Elsevier Over Open Access
Ashley Yeager | May 16, 2018
A consortium of institutions will not renew its contract with the publisher that ends in June, following the lead of organizations in other countries.
Nobel Laureates Protest Iranian Researcher’s Detention, Death Sentence
Nobel Laureates Protest Iranian Researcher’s Detention, Death Sentence
Shawna Williams | Nov 23, 2017
Disaster medicine researcher Ahmadreza Djalali was convicted of spying for foreign governments.