Today, Autism Speaks entered into an international partnership that will create the world’s largest library of sequenced genomes from more than 2,000 families with two or more children on the autism spectrum. In all, the project will spell out the genomes of some 10,000 participants in Autism Speaks Autism Genetic Resource Exchange (AGRE).
New York, N.Y. (October 13, 2011) – Autism Speaks, North America’s largest autism science and advocacy organization, has named Joseph Patrick Horrigan, M.D., FAACAP to the newly created position of assistant vice president, head of medical research. He will be responsible for overseeing the organization’s expanding medical research and training portfolio, which is focused on medical treatments and clinical trials research with the goal of improving outcomes for individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Dr.
Autism Speaks is pleased to announce $1,783,000 in new funding for ten outstanding autism-treatment research projects. These studies were selected from 86 grant applications evaluated this year for their potential to help those with autism succeed throughout the lifespan.
Posted by Autism Treatment Network Medical Director Dan Coury, MD
This week’s “Got Questions?” response comes from Simon Wallace, PhD, Autism Speaks director of scientific development for Europe.