Researchers will Investigate the Poorly Understood Nature of ASD in Females

“Kevin Pelphrey, Ph.D. (Yale University, New Haven, Conn.)—A team of researchers from Yale, UCLA, Harvard, and the University of Washington will investigate the poorly understood nature of ASD in females. The project will study a larger sample of girls with autism than has been studied previously, and will focus on genes, brain function, and behavior throughout childhood and adolescence…

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, ASD are almost 5 times more common among boys (1 in 54) than among girls (1 in 252).” (read more: NIH awards $100 million for Autism Centers of Excellence Program)

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