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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.

Finding New Treatments for Autism

Testing new therapies for autism can be a challenge. Psychiatrist Jeremy Veenstra-VanderWeele reviews available treatments, outlines some promising options on the horizon and describes how to get involved in research.

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Answers for Autism

We asked you what you wanted to know about autism, and you responded with thought-provoking and important questions.

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CHD8: A Common Cause of Autism

People with changes in this gene have similar symptoms. Scientists hope this knowledge will lead to new treatments and a better understanding of the condition.

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Is Autism Genetic?

The speaker for our seventh webinar is Wendy Chung, M.D., Ph.D., principal investigator of SPARK. In this webinar, Dr. Chung discusses basic genetic concepts and shares recent scientific progress in autism genetic research. She also talks about the genetic aspect of SPARK. This webinar is 60 minutes long.

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