Exploring the genetics of autism

A young child with autism plays with colourful building blocks
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UBC researcher explains how a new initiative could alter the future of autism diagnosis and treatment

A future where autism care is personalized to fit an individual’s unique genetic makeup is now one step closer to reality.

Known as the Autism Sharing Initiative, the project is bringing together autism researchers from around the world to create the first global network for sharing clinical and genetic data — a move that will accelerate autism research and support the development of personalized care and treatment options.

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