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Pediatrician-scientist Paul Wang will oversee organization’s portfolio of medical research with emphasis on clinical studies
September 30, 2013

Behavioral-developmental pediatrician Paul Wang has joined Autism Speaks as its new senior vice president and head of medical research. He will oversee the organization’s medical research portfolio, with a strong focus on clinical studies.  

Researchers note corrective 'rebound' in brains of children with autism; insights into adaptiveness of developing brain
September 09, 2013

A new study in JAMA Psychiatry reveals potentially important differences in the brain chemistry of young children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), as compared to typically developing children and those with developmental delay.

September 08, 2013

A family finds a medical home in Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network and gladly "gives back" to autism research by becoming part of the network's patient registry. 

By Rachel Nuwer

Definitive Look at Inherited and De Novo Genetic Mutations and Risk Genes Found in Half of the Families Tested Holds Promise for Future Diagnosis, Prevention and Treatment

A collaborative formed by Autism Speaks has sequencing entire genome of individuals with autism and their family members.

July 11, 2013

NEW YORK, N.Y., (July 11, 2013) – A collaborative formed by Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, has found full genome sequencing examining the entire DNA code of individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their family members to provide the definitive look at the wide ranging genetic variations associated with ASD.