Archived | UCLA-led team compared DNA of children with the disorder to that of their siblings and parents | Circa August 8, 2019 #NotAnAutisticAlly

Daniel Geschwind Autism Genetic Resource Exchange (AGRE) UCLA-led team compared DNA of children with the disorder to that of their siblings and parents Marrecca Fiore | August 8, 2019 A UCLA-led research team has identified dozens of genes, including 16 new genes, that increase the risk of autism spectrum disorder. The findings, published in the journal Cell, …

In The News: Wellcome Genetics Lab Told To Hand Back African Tribes’ DNA | Circa October 2019 #NotAnAutisticAlly

Note: A special thank you to the contributor of these links and information. I’m not very familiar with Wellcome but am on the fast-track to learning more now. I’m sharing the links messaged to me here about Wellcome, a U.K. genetics lab, misusing African DNA. (Below) There’s also information on some well known folks, and …

Archived | Interactive Autism Network (IAN): Moving Autism Research Into The Future (Spark! & Autistica) | Circa March 19, 2019 #NotAnAutisticAlly

MOVING AUTISM RESEARCH INTO THE FUTURE Date Last Revised: June 30, 2019 Date Published: March 19, 2019 After 13 years, the Interactive Autism Network (IAN) has closed. Thanks to all of the families, researchers, community members, and staff who have done so much to advance knowledge about autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The IAN Community website will be …

The Autism Genome Project (AGP) Collection & History From NAAR To Autism Speaks To SFARI’s SPARK! | Archived #NotAnAutisticAlly

2003 Autism Cabal meets and networks: Human Genome Project Celebration Dinner Bob & Suzanne Wright, Jim & Marilyn Simons, Harry & Laura Slatkins, Tom Insel, Deedra Blair 2003 Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) founded by Jim & Marilyn Simons who are “affected by autism.”  2004 Autism Genome Project Launched (AGP) launched by National Alliance for Autism Research (NAAR) This will later become known as Autism Speaks’  MSSNG & Spectrum10K??? Press Release here. 2006 IAN …

Parent-Founded Autism Organizations & Non-Autistic Led Autism Organizations | #NotAnAutisticAlly

AutismOne Founded by parents of an Autistic, Ed Arranga and Terri Arranga in 2002. Also affiliated: RFK Jr., Kerri Rivera, Andrew Wakefield, Del Big Tree, Polly Tommey, Jim Humble, Jenny McCarthy Autism Science Foundation Founded by parents of an Autistic, Alison Singer and Karen Margulis London in 2009. Also affiliated: Alycia Halladay, Paul Offit Autism …

Autistic traits in adults who have attempted suicide | Circa June 7, 2019

Abstract Background An emerging literature suggests that autistic adults are at increased risk of experiencing suicidal thoughts, making suicidal plans and attempts, and dying by suicide. However, few studies have investigated whether autistic traits are related to suicidal behaviour. The current study examined autistic traits in a sample of adults who reported at least one …