The world’s largest DNA scan for familial autism, which linked susceptibility for the disorder to rare genetic variants found 20 percent more often in the DNA of autistic children, was covered June 15 by KPCC 89.3 FM’s “Patt Morrison Show,” June 14 by the Los Angeles Times’ health blog and June 10 by the Voice of America. Dr. Stan Nelson, professor of human genetics at the David Geffen School of Medicine and professor of psychiatry at the Semel Institute, was interviewed by KPCC and VOA. He was one of three UCLA researchers that were part of the international team conducting the study. Published June 9 by Nature, the findings were also covered June 10 by El Mundo (Spain) and June 13 by the Sydney Morning Herald (Australia).
- “Big Study Identifies New Genes that May Be Involved in Autism” http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/booster_shots/2010/06/autism-genes-study... 
- “A Big New Piece in the Autism Puzzle Raises More Questions than Answers” http://www.scpr.org/programs/patt-morrison/2010/06/15/a-big-new-piece-in... 
- “Researchers Discover New Autism Genes” http://www1.voanews.com/english/news/health/Researchers-Discover-New-Aut...