Autism Research: December 6, 2013. Week in review

Air pollution worsens genetic predilection for autism As reported by Autism Daily Newscast in a longer article this week, a particular genetic variant has been identified to increase the risk of autism on exposure to air pollution, a new study has found. Researchers from the Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California found that […]

Duplication of federal funding for autism research more than 1 billion dollars

Autism committee receives dubious award for fiscal irresponsibility. Each week The Washington Times awards the “Golden Hammer” to those that display the highest examples of fiscal redundancy, waste and abuse. The distinction this week gos to the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee and the agencies involved for unnecessary duplication. The Washington Times reports that between 2008 […]