Genetic Risk of Autism Spectrum Disorder Linked to Evolutionary Benefit
From: news.yale.edu by Bill Hathaway
Genetic variants linked to autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may have been postively selected during human evolution because they also contribute to enhanced cognition, a new Yale study suggests.
Autism Jobs Program Wants to Cut Disabled Unemployment Record
From: https://nextcity.org by John Magdaleno
Adrienne Walls is in the middle of her third internship thanks to the Project Search Program, a job training initiative in Philadelphia for people on the autism spectrum that's being hosted by Drexel University.
UCD, UNC Researchers Might Have Found Autism Biomarker
From: www.davisenterprise.com by Special To The Enterprise
Researchers from the UC Davis Mind Institute, University of North Carolina and other institutions have found that altered distribution of cerebrospinal fluid, or CSF, in high-risk infants can predict whether they will develop autism spectrum disorders.
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