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Hans Asperger, National Socialism, and “race hygiene” in Nazi-era Vienna

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Drawing on a vast array of contemporary publications and previously unexplored archival documents (including Asperger’s personnel files and the clinical assessments he wrote on his patients) Herwig Czech offers a critical examination of Asperger’s life, politics, and career before and during the Nazi period in Austria.

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Did Hans Asperger actively assist the Nazi euthanasia program?

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In this editorial the Editors-in-Chief of Molecular Autism, Simon Baron-Cohen and Joseph Buxbuam, and the two reviewers of the paper, Steve Silberman and Ami Klin, explain their reasoning behind publishing the article by Herwig Czech.

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Summay Blog: Diagnosis and treatment of autism: the real story

New Content ItemAutism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a term used to define a complex array of neurodevelopmental disorders characterized by social communication deficits and restricted and repetitive behaviors. 

Click here to catch up on Dr. Alex Kolevzon sharing the research on autism diagnosis and explaining current treatments for these disorders.

Throughout the year members of the Seaver Autism Centre at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai will be hosting a series of facebook lives, covering every element of autism research, ranging from diagnosis to treatments.

You can catch up and follow all the action at Mount Sinai's Facebook

Future Dates
June 5th; 3pm GMT- Cell and Animal "Models"
August 7th; 5pm GMT- Biomarkers
October 16th; 3pm GMT-  Environment in Autism

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Resource Identification Initiative

Molecular Autism is participating in the Resource Identification Initiative, a project designed to encourage authors to provide unambiguous identification of three types of key research resources – antibodies, model organisms, and software tools – used in the course of a scientific investigation.

Editors-in-Chief

Simon Baron-Cohen, University of Cambridge, UK
Joseph Buxbaum, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York  

Aims and scope

Molecular Autism is a peer-reviewed, open access journal that publishes high-quality basic, translational and clinical research that has relevance to the etiology, pathobiology, or treatment of autism and related neurodevelopmental conditions. Research that includes integration across levels is encouraged. Molecular Autism publishes empirical studies, reviews, and brief communications.

We encourage submissions from a range of fields including (but not restricted to) genetics, molecular neurobiology, neuropathology, neuroimaging, cognitive neuroscience, epidemiology, and biomarker discovery. Molecular Autism also publishes articles on screening, diagnosis and classification, including articles that consider subgrouping to refine our understanding of basic mechanisms. Intervention studies are also welcome, especially when considered with respect to revealing causal mechanisms.

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“Linguistic camouflage” could complicate the diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder in girls

In this blog post, authors of our recently published research article explore how girls with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) might use “um” and “uh” as a subtle form of linguistic camouflage, potentially complicating efforts to identify girls on the spectrum.

Featured series: Understanding the links between sex/gender and autism

The male-predominance in the prevalence of autism has many inter-linked implications for understanding the emergence and development of autism. This series, edited by Meng-Chuan Lai, aims to jointly disentangle the complex relationships between sex/gender differences and autism.

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Joseph Buxbaum, co-Editor-in-Chief
Joseph Buxbaum is a molecular geneticist and neuroscientist, Director of the Seaver Autism Center for Research and Treatment, and Professor at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Dr Buxbaum is the founder and co-lead investigator of the Autism Sequencing Consortium, an international collaboration to discover genes for autism. He has also been elected to the prestigious National Academy of Medicine (NAM), in recognition of his important contributions to uncovering the genetic and molecular basis of autism.

 

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Simon Baron-Cohen, co-Editor-in-Chief
Simon Baron-Cohen is Professor of Developmental Psychopathology at the University of Cambridge and Fellow at Trinity College, Cambridge. He is also Director of the Autism Research Centre (ARC) in Cambridge and Director of CLASS (Cambridge Lifespan Asperger Syndrome Service), a clinic for adults with suspected AS.

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Autism Awareness Month 2018

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Click here to read a collection of our most influential open access articles, blogs and ground-breaking research in the field.

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