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'Domestication' can be traced back to an animal's genes, a 60-year study reveals
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'Domestication' can be traced back to an animal's genes, a 60-year study reveals

The study found a specific gene — SorCS1 — that affects behaviour, and makes foxes more tame

Google Glass could help kids with autism better understand faces & emotions
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Google Glass could help kids with autism better understand faces & emotions

Assessments show better social interaction, initiation and emotion recognition in kids with autism

Indian scientists develop promising new questionnaire for early autism detection
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Indian scientists develop promising new questionnaire for early autism detection

CASI is in Hindi and has been developed specifically for autism screening in North India

Google Glass-based solutions can help autistic children around the world
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Google Glass-based solutions can help autistic children around the world

There is no cure for autism but early diagnosis and intervention with therapies does improve the long-term outcome.

Gene editing in the brain helps reduce symptoms of autism spectrum disorders
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Gene editing in the brain helps reduce symptoms of autism spectrum disorders

It is the first team to successfully edit causal gene for autism in the brain and diminish symptoms.

Lessons from my mother: The need to celebrate womanhood, be 'self-centered' in a challenging world
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Lessons from my mother: The need to celebrate womanhood, be 'self-centered' in a challenging world

The mother of an autistic child reflects on the advice her mother gave her, about raising a child and achieving her own potential

World Autism Awareness Day 2018: Take this quiz to find out how you can help empower people with the disorder
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World Autism Awareness Day 2018: Take this quiz to find out how you can help empower people with the disorder

Autism, or autism spectrum disorder, refers to a range of conditions characterised by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviours, speech and non-verbal communication as well as by unique strengths and differences

Autistic adults who use Facebook in moderation tend to be happier than those who don't: Study
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Autistic adults who use Facebook in moderation tend to be happier than those who don't: Study

Over 50 percent participants who used Facebook, were happier than those who did not.

Acid attack victims and people with autism, mental illnesses to get reserved seats in central govt jobs
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Acid attack victims and people with autism, mental illnesses to get reserved seats in central govt jobs

People with autism, mental illnesses, intellectual disability and victims of acid attacks will now get quota in central government jobs

Video games might help autistic children in improving their balance
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Video games might help autistic children in improving their balance

The participants could see themselves on the screen doing different ninja poses and postures while playing the video games.

Google Glass resurfaces as a tool to help children with autism
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Google Glass resurfaces as a tool to help children with autism

The company said it is using the Google Glass platform because tablets or phones require looking down.

Netflix's Atypical trailer is funny, sensitive and addresses autism with pinch of humour
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Netflix's Atypical trailer is funny, sensitive and addresses autism with pinch of humour

Netflix's upcoming comedy series named Atypical is a fresh and funny take on a teenage guy's predicament with adolescence and autism.

Researchers have developed a system to help interpret sarcasm for people with Autism and Asperger
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Researchers have developed a system to help interpret sarcasm for people with Autism and Asperger

There are a lot of systems designed to identify sarcasm for people with Autism, but this is the first that is able to interpret sarcasm in written text.

Acid attack survivors may get reservation in govt jobs, promotions
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Acid attack survivors may get reservation in govt jobs, promotions

People with autism, mental illnesses and intellectual disability as well as victims of acid attacks may get quotas in jobs and promotions in the Central government.

Fidget Spinner mania: The new anti-fidget toy fad a stress buster or a distraction in classrooms?
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Fidget Spinner mania: The new anti-fidget toy fad a stress buster or a distraction in classrooms?

Just months after the fidget spinner first whirled its way into the hands of antsy youngsters, some schools have already banned it, prompting a debate about the difficulties that children experience concentrating

Sesame Street introduces new Muppet Julia: A shy red head who has autism, loves to draw
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Sesame Street introduces new Muppet Julia: A shy red head who has autism, loves to draw

Sesame Street has introduced a character with autism to bring awareness through their popular show.

Michael Sandford's mother wants son who allegedly tried to kill Trump to be sent home to UK
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Michael Sandford's mother wants son who allegedly tried to kill Trump to be sent home to UK

Lynn Sandford, 42, is trying to raise the money to fund a legal battle so her son can serve any sentence in Britain.

Can you recite all Harry Potter books verbatim? Australia's Becky Sharrock can
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Can you recite all Harry Potter books verbatim? Australia's Becky Sharrock can

A 26-year-old Australian woman whose rare brain condition gives her elephantine memory can recite every single word in every chapter of J K Rowling's much-loved Harry Potter books.

Consuming paracetamol during pregnancy may increase ADHD, autism risk in kids
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Consuming paracetamol during pregnancy may increase ADHD, autism risk in kids

Paracetamol, a common drug used extensively during pregnancy, maybe linked with autism spectrum as well as attention-related and hyperactivity symptoms in newborns, the first-of-its-kind study has found.

Google glass to help autistic children read facial expressions?
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Google glass to help autistic children read facial expressions?

Autism glass is an experimental device that runs on Google Glass and has a computerized headset with a front-facing camera and a tiny display.