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Spectrum 10K Autism research study

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I heard about Spectrum 10K on the BBC radio 4 news last night.

"Researchers are looking for 10,000 people to take part in what a university is calling the UK's largest ever study into autism.

The Autism Research Centre (ARC) at the University of Cambridge wants autistic people and their families to take part.

It want to investigate how genetic and environmental factors affect autistic people in different ways.

Prof Sir Simon Baron-Cohen, from ARC, said there was "an urgent need to better understand" autism.

The Spectrum 10K project will examine the different needs of people with autism, many of whom have additional conditions including epilepsy, anxiety and depression. … ":

Here is a link to it on the BBC website.



"Spectrum 10K is the largest study of autism in the UK and is a research study involving 10,000 autistic individuals of all ages and abilities, and their relatives living in the UK. It is led by a team of researchers at the University of Cambridge, including the Autism Research Centre, the Wellcome Sanger Institute and the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). … ".

Link to Spectrum 10K web site:




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