Seattle Experts To Help Launch Largest-Ever Autism Research Study in U.S.
About 50,000 people with autism and their families are being recruited to participate in the largest-ever research study of the disorder in the U.S. The UW and the Seattle Children’s Autism Center will join with nearly 20 other sites across the country to compile a database of genetic, behavioral and environmental information about people with autism, from toddlers to adults. Dr. Raphael Bernier of Seattle Children’s is quoted in this article.
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