autism spectrum disorders

Study identifies new genetic risk factors for autism

A new study published online today in the journal Nature identifies 27 genes that, if mutated, will either cause autism or contribute to its risk. The study is the most comprehensive look at the genomes of parents and children where one child is affected by autism.

PORTLAND, Ore. – A new study published online today in the journal Nature identifies 27 genes that, if mutated, will either cause autism or contribute to its risk. The study is the most comprehensive look at the genomes of parents and children where one child is affected by autism.

Autism Spectrum Disorders Make Headway in Portland

The Lund Report
On July 1, employees covered by the self-insured plan in Portland will qualify for autism coverage for their families

June 13, 2012 -- Efforts are still underway to craft legislation for next February’s session aimed at requiring health insurers to cover autism spectrum disorders. However, the city of Portland and the federal government are ahead of the game, having recently enacted such coverage for employees and their family members.

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