Research by Topic: DNA

New IAN article on epigenetics and autism

Published June 5, 2018

The Interactive Autism Network published an article explaining the latest epigenetics research in autism. It highlights how environmental factors, both internal and external, affect genes and influence an individual’s development. Including findings made from Autism BrainNet tissue resources, research is demonstrating how epigenetics may play a role in the development and severity of autism. Read […]

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SFARI Launches SPARK, Nation’s Largest Research Initiative for Parents, Children and Adults with Autism

Published April 21, 2016

SPARK (Simons Foundation Powering Autism Research for Knowledge) is a national autism research initiative that will connect individuals with a professional diagnosis of autism and their biological family members to research opportunities to advance the understanding of autism.   The project is now open to all families.  To read more, and to participate, go to

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