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10 Years of Molecular Autism

Throughout 2020, BMC will be celebrating ten years since the launch of Molecular Autism. Established to accelerate and integrate research into neurodevelopmental conditions, the journal brings together fundamental molecular and cellular research with cognitive and behavioral level analysis. 

Under the leadership of Editors-in-Chief Simon Baron-Cohen and Joseph Buxbaum, Molecular Autism has been responsible for publishing some of the highest quality research across the field in the last decade, while continually pushing the bar higher for reporting standards in the field. 

To mark the journal's 10th birthday, we've taken a retrospective look back at the journal's most impactful publications so far. 

  1. One of the most consistent findings in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) research is a higher rate of ASD diagnosis in males than females. Despite this, remarkably little research has focused on the reasons for t...

    Authors: Alycia K Halladay, Somer Bishop, John N Constantino, Amy M Daniels, Katheen Koenig, Kate Palmer, Daniel Messinger, Kevin Pelphrey, Stephan J Sanders, Alison Tepper Singer, Julie Lounds Taylor and Peter Szatmari
    Citation: Molecular Autism 2015 6:36
  2. The Autism-Spectrum Quotient (AQ) is a self-report measure of autistic traits. It is frequently cited in diverse fields and has been administered to adults of at least average intelligence with autism and to n...

    Authors: Emily Ruzich, Carrie Allison, Paula Smith, Peter Watson, Bonnie Auyeung, Howard Ring and Simon Baron-Cohen
    Citation: Molecular Autism 2015 6:2

    The Erratum to this article has been published in Molecular Autism 2015 6:45

  3. There are no effective medications for the treatment of social cognition/function deficits in autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and adult intervention literature in this area is sparse. Emerging data from animal...

    Authors: Evdokia Anagnostou, Latha Soorya, William Chaplin, Jennifer Bartz, Danielle Halpern, Stacey Wasserman, A Ting Wang, Lauren Pepa, Nadia Tanel, Azadeh Kushki and Eric Hollander
    Citation: Molecular Autism 2012 3:16
  4. Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are early onset neurodevelopmental syndromes typified by impairments in reciprocal social interaction and communication, accompanied by restricted and repetitive behaviors. Whil...

    Authors: Lambertus Klei, Stephan J Sanders, Michael T Murtha, Vanessa Hus, Jennifer K Lowe, A Jeremy Willsey, Daniel Moreno-De-Luca, Timothy W Yu, Eric Fombonne, Daniel Geschwind, Dorothy E Grice, David H Ledbetter, Catherine Lord, Shrikant M Mane, Christa Lese Martin, Donna M Martin…
    Citation: Molecular Autism 2012 3:9
  5. Many psychiatric conditions and traits are associated with significant heritability. Genetic risk for psychiatric conditions encompass rare variants, identified due to major effect, as well as common variants,...

    Authors: Joseph D Buxbaum, Simon Baron-Cohen and Bernie Devlin
    Citation: Molecular Autism 2010 1:6