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Order your free copy of Nature Outlook: Autism

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Nature
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Order your free copy of Nature Outlook: Autism. Co-sponsored by ASF, the supplement includes articles on adulthood, treatment, culture, diagnosis and more.

Biomarker Progress Offers Hope for Early Autism Spectrum Disorder Detection

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Science Daily
Date Published: 
November 30, 2012
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A special issue of Disease Markers offers a comprehensive review on how current genetic research can be applied to biomarker development in ASD.

Next-Generation Treatments for Fragile X Syndrome

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Science Daily
Date Published: 
November 29, 2012
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Researchers from University of Catania discover a possible new strategy for treating Fragile X syndrome.

Asperger's Won't Appear in Revised Diagnosis Manual

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ABC News
Date Published: 
December 3, 2012
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Autism Science Foundation President Alison Singer discusses DSM-V changes.

DSM V Final Diagnostic Criteria Approved by APA Board of Trustees

Source: 
Psychiatric News
Date Published: 
November 1, 2012

Chelation Treatment for Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Systematic Review

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Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders
Date Published: 
January 1, 2013
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Authors of this new review on chelation treatment say, “the weakness of the evidence base, the lack of a sound rationale for use of chelation as an ASD treatment, and the potential negative side effects strongly argue against the use of chelation treatment for ASD.”

Autism’s Invisible Victims: The Siblings

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Time
Date Published: 
November 30, 2012
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Earlier this week, Rep. Darrell Issa, Chairman of the Committee on Oversight & Government Reform held a hearing on how the federal government can better respond to the dramatic rise in autism rates. Yet for all this concern, one large affected group is being routinely overlooked: the siblings.

Scientists Home in on Autism Candidate Gene’s Role in Brain

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SFARI
Date Published: 
November 26, 2012
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Four new studies of neuroligin-1 (NLGN1), a gene linked to autism, unravel its complex role in regulating synapses, the connections between neurons.