UCLA Leading NIMH-funded Study of Autism Genetics in African Americans | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – University of California, Los Angeles, researchers have reeled in a $3 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health that they will use to study genetic variants among African Americans that heighten risk for autism spectrum disorder.

The National Institutes of Health said today, World Autism Awareness Day, that the grant was awarded under the Autism Centers of Excellence network program, which has now funded a total of 11 centers.

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