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10K Autism Genome Project

Scherer will head the world’s largest database of complete genomic information on individuals with ASD and their families.

August 14, 2014

Toronto, Ontario (August 14, 2014) – Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, has named renowned Canadian geneticist Stephen Scherer, Ph.D., D.Sc., FRSC, as director of the Autism Speaks Ten Thousand Genomes Program (AUT10K), a collaborative to develop the world’s largest database of complete genomic information on individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their family members.

June 22, 2014

Katie, the daughter of a Google employee, wrote a letter to the company asking them to give her father a day off. She even added "P.S. It is daddy’s BIRTHDAY!" Google responded with its own letter and gave Katie's father the whole first week in July off. Read her letter and Google's response below.