New ASF Award Focuses on Sex Differences
The Autism Science Foundation has awarded its latest Research Accelerator Grant to Allison Jack, PhD.
Dr. Jack is an assistant professor at the Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders Institute of The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Washington, D.C. She and her colleagues are currently
examining differences in brain structure between males and females with autism. The ASF funding will expand this research by enabling analysis of epigenetic modifications of the oxytocin receptor in all 250 study participants. The research will provide important data to better understand why more males are diagnosed with autism compared to females, and why females with autism show different features of autism compared to males with autism.
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