ACS 2012

Mutations in both gene copies more common in autism

People with autism are twice as likely as controls to have mutations that disable both copies of a gene, according to preliminary research presented Wednesday at the Autism Consortium Research Symposium in Boston.

By Emily Singer
30 October 2012 | 3 min read

Autism Speaks launches scheme to develop drugs, devices

The research and advocacy organization Autism Speaks plans to launch a nonprofit arm that will fund companies to develop treatments for the disorder, Robert Ring, head of translational research for the organization, announced yesterday at the Autism Consortium Research Symposium in Boston.

By Emily Singer
25 October 2012 | 3 min read

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