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  1. This week’s Community Newsletter brings you conversations around new autism prevalence numbers in the United States and United Kingdom, and David Mandell’s departure as editor-in-chief of Autism.

    The post Community Newsletter: New prevalence estimates, journal chief steps down appeared first on Spectrum | Autism Research News.

  2. Here is a roundup of news and research for the weeks of 22 and 29 November.

    The post Spotted around the web: Researcher job prospects, telehealth, newborn screening appeared first on Spectrum | Autism Research News.

  3. Children who are diagnosed with autism before age 2 and a half years show more gains in their social skills than children who are diagnosed later.

    The post Earlier autism diagnosis associated with greater trait improvement appeared first on Spectrum | Autism Research News.

  4. One family paid more than $7,000 for their child to participate in a small clinical trial in Panama. The trial’s lead author did not disclose that detail.

    The post ‘Pay-to-participate’ autism stem-cells paper retracted appeared first on Spectrum | Autism Research News.

  5. In this edition of Null and Noteworthy, the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee grapples with “groundbreaking” research and two reviews of interventions come to conflicting conclusions.

    The post Null and Noteworthy: Quality of life, IACC discussion, mixed results on interventions appeared first on Spectrum | Autism Research News.

  6. Autism prevalence in the United States rose to 1 in 44 children in 2018, up from 1 in 54 in 2016.

    The post U.S. autism prevalence inches upward as racial gaps close appeared first on Spectrum | Autism Research News.

  7. Almost 60 percent of autistic people may have an average or above-average intelligence quotient, according to a new longitudinal study.

    The post Autism without intellectual impairments more common than previously reported appeared first on Spectrum | Autism Research News.

  8. Shafali Jeste has spent the bulk of her scientific career searching for biological markers of autism. Her goal: to improve lives through early diagnosis and speedy testing of therapies.

    The post Shafali Jeste: Early autism meets its match appeared first on Spectrum | Autism Research News.

  9. A potential new gene therapy delivered via a single injection mimics ratios of proteins normally found in cells.

    The post One-shot gene therapy for Angelman syndrome shows promise in mice appeared first on Spectrum | Autism Research News.

  10. Andrew Whitehouse talks about his conservation efforts in the Australian Outback, what it’s like to be an identical twin and why he leaves work promptly at 5 p.m.

    The post Beyond the Bench: A conversation with Andrew Whitehouse appeared first on Spectrum | Autism Research News.