By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Autism Speaks' most recent round of research funding, totaling $13.2 million, includes grants for projects that delve into molecular, genetic, and epigenetic factors that may be involved in autism spectrum disorder.

Alongside its Basic and Clinical research program grant, the non-profit said yesterday that it also has funded projects through the new Translational Postdoctoral Fellowship program.

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