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Global Autism Science and Advocacy Organization Advances Research in Epigenetic and Gene-Environment Influences, Neurobiology, and Studies Concerning Adolescents and Adults with Autism

Autism Speaks announced the awarding of 47 new research grants totaling $13,242,279 in funding over the next three years. Grants awarde

December 21, 2011

New York, N.Y. (December 21, 2011) – Autism Speaks, the world’s largest autism science and advocacy organization, today announced the awarding of 47 new research grants totaling $13,242,279 in funding over the next three years. Grants awarded this year not only respond to Autism Speaks funding priorities, but collectively move autism research forward toward improving diagnosis and treatment and quality of life for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Leading Autism Advocacy Organization Documents Progress to Discover Causes and Treatments for Autism Spectrum Disorders

Autism Speaks has released its annual list of the 10 most significant science achievements to have impacted autism during the previous

December 20, 2011

NEW YORK, N.Y. (December 20, 2011­) – Autism Speaks, the world's largest autism science and advocacy organization, has released its annual list of the 10 most significant science achievements to have impacted autism during the previous year. Every year, Autism Speaks documents the progress made toward its mission to discover the causes and treatment for autism spectrum disorders (ASD), and identifies the Top 10 Autism Research Achievements of the year.

Creates Largest Source of Autism Research Data to Date

The addition of Autism Genetic Resource Exchange (AGRE) data will help create the largest multidisciplinary source of autism research d

December 12, 2011

NEW YORK, N.Y. (DECEMBER 12, 2011) – Autism Speaks – North America’s largest autism science and advocacy organization – joins the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in announcing the addition of Autism Speaks Autism Genetic Resource Exchange (AGRE) as a data federation site for the National Database for Autism Research (NDAR).  The addition of AGRE data will help create the largest multidisciplinary source of autism research data to date.

Whole Genome Sequencing to be Completed on 10,000 Individuals

Autism Speaks, the world’s largest autism science and advocacy organization, and BGI, the largest genomic organization in the world and

October 13, 2011
NEW YORK, N.Y., CAMBRIDGE, M.A.and SHENZHEN, CHINA (October 13, 2011) – Autism Speaks, the world’s largest autism science and advocacy organization, and BGI, the largest genomic organizationin the world and a global leader in whole genome sequencing, jointly announce their partnership to create the world’s largest library of sequenced genomes of individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD).
July 04, 2011

It’s not just genes.

The results of the largest autism twin study ever performed suggest that environmental influences during pregnancy may significantly increase the risk for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) among twins. This contrasts with previous thinking – based on much smaller twin studies – that inherited genes, by themselves, account for virtually all of a child’s risk for developing the disorder.

Genetics Alone Cannot Account for the High Rates of Autism among Fraternal, or Non-Identical, Twins

Autism Speaks, the world’s largest autism science and advocacy organization, joined in announcing significant findings from the largest

July 04, 2011

NEW YORK, N.Y. (July 4, 2011) – Autism Speaks, the world’s largest autism science and advocacy organization, joined in announcing significant findings from the largest known study of twins with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This work, conducted by a consortium of renowned researchers and using material from Autism Speaks Autism Genetic Resource Exchange (AGRE) was published online today in the Archives of General Psychiatry.

March 02, 2009

Several studies have reported that children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) often have gastrointestinal (GI) disturbance. In the March issue of Pediatrics, researchers from Vanderbilt University, MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) and the University of Southern California were the first to report that a gene involved in the development of parts of the brain responsible for social behavior and communication, also is involved in the development and repair of the GI system.

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Autism Speaks supports global biomedical research into the diagnosis, causes, prevention, and treatment of autism or its disabling symptoms. Our mission is to improve the future for all who struggle with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). In support of that mission we provide funding along the entire research continuum - from discovery to development to dissemination - for innovative projects that hold considerable promise for significantly improving the lives of those affected by autism.