(Sept. 29, 2014) Thomson Reuters has named geneticist Stephen Scherer, director of Autism Speaks Ten Thousand Genomes program (AUT10K), among its nominees for the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. Dr. Scherer also directs the University of Toronto’s McLaughlin Centre and the Centre for Applied Genomics, at Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children. The hospital is one of 14 centers in the Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network.
For more about Dr. Scherer’s Autism Speaks-funded research, also see:
* Study Provides ‘Formula’ for Predicting Effects of Autism-linked Genes
* Autism Genome Sequenced in Unprecedented Detail
* Study Suggests Most Autism Risk Comes from Common Genetic Variation