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January 02, 2014

TALLAHASSEE (January 2, 2014) -- Sen. Jeremy Ring (D-Broward) is again championing legislation that would enable parents who believe their young child may have autism to visit specialists for a diagnosis without getting preauthorization from their insurance company.

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.

March 20, 2013

A new study shows that infants who go on to develop autism take longer to shift their gaze between images than do infants who develop normally. The investigators detected the delay in 7-month-old babies and linked it to differences in a part of the brain associated with visual processing.

January 26, 2012

In their first year of life, babies who later develop autism tend to show unusual brain responses when watching a moving image of a face that looks toward or away from them. This new finding suggests that direct measures of brain activity in infants as young as six months may help predict the later development of autism.