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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.

Google Cloud Platform to be used for Unprecedented Ten Thousand Genomes Program, Accelerating Potential for Significant Breakthroughs in Autism Research

A collaboration with Google to develop the world’s largest database of genomic sequence information on individuals with autism

June 10, 2014

New York, N.Y. (June 10, 2014) – Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, today announced a collaboration with Google to develop the world’s largest database of genomic sequence information on individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their family members. The collaboration represents a significant milestone in advancing genomic research of the disorder, and could lead to breakthroughs into the causes, subtypes and better diagnosis and treatment for ASD.

Event highlights innovative services, technology and product development to address the unmet needs of the autism community

Researchers, entrepreneurs, investors, executives, healthcare professionals and autism-service providers gather in San Francisco

March 06, 2014

San Francisco, Calif. (March 6, 2014) – This week, Autism Speaks welcomed more than 150 researchers, entrepreneurs, investors, biotech and pharmaceutical executives, healthcare professionals and autism-service providers to its second annual Autism Investment Conference (AIC) in San Francisco.

Autism Speaks and Google share vision of using innovation and technology to achieve the miraculous
March 05, 2014

 

 

John Lyman, head of partnerships for Google for Entrepreneurs, delivered the Day 1 keynote address at Autism Speaks 2014 Autism Investment Conference, in San Francisco, March 4. "Let me describe how Google thinks about new services and products," he said....