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Study Provides ‘Formula’ for Predicting Effects of Autism-linked Genes

Research co-funded by Autism Speaks promises to improve early identification of autism and identify biological targets for treatment
May 25, 2014

 

Researchers funded by Autism Speaks have helped devise a “genetic formula” that promises to improve the accuracy of early screening for autism and speed the identification of biological targets for future treatments.

Tackling the Whole Autism Genome: Insights for Diagnosis & Care

Early results from Autism Speaks “10K Autism Genome Project” show promise for improving diagnosis and personalizing treatments
July 11, 2013

Autism Speaks and SAGE® Labs Expand Collaboration to Develop Rat Models for Translational Autism Research

Unexpected Gene Functions Shown in Initial Studies

Autism Speaks today announced its expanded collaboration with Sigma Advanced Genetic Engineering (SAGE) Labs, an initiative of Sigma® L

August 02, 2012

New York, N.Y. (August 2, 2012) – Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, today announced its expanded collaboration with Sigma Advanced Genetic Engineering (SAGE) Labs, an initiative of Sigma® Life, to develop the first rat models with modified autism associated genes, intended to accelerate discovery and translational autism research.

Autism Speaks Selects Prometheus Research to Develop Integrated Data Management System

Autism Speaks announced a partnership with its Autism Genetic Resource Exchange (AGRE) program and Prometheus Research to build a data

May 10, 2012

NEW YORK, NY (May 10, 2012) – Autism Speaks today announced a partnership with its Autism Genetic Resource Exchange (AGRE) program and Prometheus Research to build a data management system that will support the integration and centralization of several of Autism Speaks leading data and biospecimen repositories. This expansion will provide the research community with access to extensive clinical data, tissue, and biospecimens from over 15,000 individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their relatives from around the world.

Autism Speaks Awards 47 New Research Grants Funding $13.2 Million Over Next Three Years

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).

Autism Speaks Top 10 Autism Research Achievements of 2011

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.