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“Asperger’s cause?” $100M to find the answer

Ever been asked “What causes Asperger’s, anyway?” and found yourself fumbling for an answer. Well, finally some serious money is being thrown at finding the cause. President Barack Obama today awarded nearly $100 million in grants to the National Institutes of Health to research the genetic roots of autism and develop effective treatments.  The goal: better ways to diagnose and screen for autism. “What we learn will hopefully lead to greater understanding, early interventions, more effective treatments and therapies to help these children live their lives and achieve their fullest potential, which is extraordinary,” the president said.

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September 30, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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