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Autism Speaks Collaborative Releases First Full Genome Sequencing for Autism Spectrum Disorders

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.

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 Grant Review Process

The first stage of providing fair and expert review for grant applications submitted to Autism Speaks consists of scientific peer review by a group of highly esteemed basic and clinical scientists that form our Advisory Boards. Additional expertise may be provided by ad-hoc reviewers in order to ensure that the scientific coverage is thorough.

Researchers Identify Gene Variant Associated with Both Autism and Gastrointestinal Dysfunction

March 02, 2009

Several studies have reported that children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) often have gastrointestinal (GI) disturbance. In the March issue of Pediatrics, researchers from Vanderbilt University, MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) and the University of Southern California were the first to report that a gene involved in the development of parts of the brain responsible for social behavior and communication, also is involved in the development and repair of the GI system.

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Genetics and Genomics

Autism Speaks funds genetic and genomic research that can lead to improved diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorder

 

In recent years, research has greatly advanced our understanding of the genetics and genomics of brain development and function.