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More than $1 billion has been spent in the last ten years researching autism. What has $1 billion bought us in terms of results? From the new statistics that have been published in the past few months it would appear that more people than ever before have been diagnosed on the spectrum.
In digging a bit further, I’ve learned that $1 billion has actually bought us quite a lot. While a definitive answer to the causes of autism has not been found, the wave of scientific research has helped strengthen some hypotheses and led to the rejection of others. This means that researchers are narrowing in on the causes of autism (personally, I doubt there is only one cause) and the closer they are to a cause the closer they are to finding a cure or at least more accurate treatments.
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