Breakthroughs in Research on Autism and Fragile X Syndrome



More than a billion dollars has been spent on autism research during the last 10 years. Is it the father? Is it the mother? Is it the environment or drugs that we take for other ailments? What causes autism? Some in the field of autism research say that the question marks may soon be replaced with some answers, they predict a new wave of science that should put some notions to rest and bolster others. On this hour of “All Sides,” we’ll talk about the latest breakthroughs in the field.


  • David Amaral (Professor of Psychiatry/Director of Research, UC Davis MIND Institute)
  • Mark Bear (Professor of Neuroscience, MIT/Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute)
  • Judith Maloney (parent of two sons with Fragile X Syndrome)

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