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Autism Spectrum

Largest-ever autism risk analysis provides further evidence that genetic and nongenetic factors both contribute powerfully to ASD
May 03, 2014

The largest-ever study of its kind suggests that the risk of autism is influenced equally by genetic and environmental factors. In scientific terms, environmental factors include a broad range of influences. In autism, these can be as varied as parental age, birth complications, maternal nutrition at conception and exposure to pollution during early brain development.

Agency issues consumer warning; threatens legal action against those who market unproven, potentially dangerous products and therapies
April 30, 2014


The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a new consumer bulletin, “Beware of False or Misleading Claims for Treating Autism.”

Discoveries support CNV genetic testing for personalized diagnosis and treatment of autism subtypes and associated medical conditions
April 24, 2014

Researchers with the Autism Genome Project are calling for the broad use of a relatively new type of genetic test – for copy number variants (CNVs) – as the next step in individualized diagnosis and treatment of autism.