Always must read science and commentary.
Elaine Hsiao and I just published an invited note on the SFARI (Simons Foundation autism Research Initiative) site regarding the role of the placenta in autism. The title they place on the article, “Placenta plays potent role in autism risk”, is a bit stronger than I would like, but that is the topic of the piece. Our longer review article on the role of the placenta in brain development just appeared as well.
Our microbiologist collaborator at Caltech, Sarkis Mazmanian, just received a MacArthur award, often referred to as the Genius Award. Which does not surprise us at all!