Most scientists agree that both our genes and the environment contribute to autism, but what exactly do they mean by the environment? And how might these factors combine to affect a developing baby?Read More
Read more about: Autism genes
Because of SPARK and other research studies throughout the world, we are rapidly learning how genes affect our biology and development. We are also learning how changes to some genes can lead to autism. Read about the latest research on autism genetics and visit with people who have learned about a genetic change associated with their autism.
Heather Bensch knew her daughter was different since infancy. Twenty years later, SPARK told her it had discovered why.Read More
Seizures took away some of Abigail’s childhood memories. As a young adult, she discovered the reason for both her epilepsy and autism. Her journey to help others with similar conditions led her to two research studies.Read More
Learning the genetic basis for her son’s autism brought a mother to other families — and a glimpse into the future.Read More