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Biology

Vaccines and Autism

Many studies have examined possible links between vaccination and increased prevalence of autism. This research has paid particular attention to the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, vaccines containing thimerosal and the total number of vaccines administered during early childhood or any one doctor’s visit. These studies have not found a link between vaccines and autism.

Resources & Programs

 
Autism Genetic Resource Exchange
The Autism Genetic Resource Exchange (AGRE) is a repository (gene bank) of genetic and clinical information that is made available to autism researchers worldwide.

Strategic Plan

Autism Speaks is dedicated to facilitating global research into the causes, treatments and prevention of autism by:

•  Promoting cross-disciplinary cooperation
•  Funding research
•  Organizing research summit meetings
•  Establishing standards for data collection and management to benefit the scientific community

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