The McBrides, one of the first families to join SPARK, have five family members with autism. SPARK found a genetic diagnosis for one of them.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.
A new study using data from 6,000 families in SPARK suggests that a gene called DDHD2 may play a role in autism.Read More
A new study suggests that different genes can contribute to autism in biological males and females.Read More
When Mercedes Riggs opened the email from SPARK, she texted her husband, “You won’t believe this.” Learn how SPARK provided answers to one family’s questions about their son’s autism.Read More
By participating in research, the Manning family hopes to connect with others with the same rare condition as their daughter.Read More