Israel takes a leadership role in autism research

Earlier this week the Hebrew University of Jerusalem hosted researchers from Canada and Israel attending the first Canada-Israel Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Symposium. The purpose was to bring together the leading researchers from the two countries to discuss the latest findings and possible avenues of research. To foster greater understanding on the potential impact of these […]

Why weren’t Neanderthals autistic?

Groundbreaking new studies in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have begun to ask the question why didn’t our ancestors develop autism. One in 68 children now develop autism during childhood. We are closely related genetically to our extinct cousins the Neanderthals and the Denisovans and geneticist Liran Carmel and his team of researchers are probing to […]