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NPR Spotlights Crucial Role of Autism Speaks Autism Tissue Program

February 04, 2013

Today on Morning Edition, National Public Radio aired “Shortage of Brain Tissue Hinders Autism Research,” a special segment on the critical need for donated brain tissue in autism research. Listeners met Jonathan Mitchell, a Los Angeles man who struggles with autism and has pledged his postmortem brain to science. It also featured the work of University of California, San Diego researcher Eric Courchesne, Ph.D., who has made crucial discoveries about the disorder by studying tissue from Autism Speaks Autism Tissue Program.

You can listen to the full story here and read the transcript here. You can learn more about registering with the Autism Speaks Autism Tissue Program here.