In GWU Medical Center Study Suggests Autism May Be Treatable I commented on the press release highlighting the work of Professor Valerie Hu and her colleagues at George Washington University, who
"illustrate two different “epigenetic” mechanisms controlling gene activity in autism that lie beyond genetic mutations". The studies suggest that some of the symptoms of autism may be reversible by reversing or controlling gene activities.
The Autism Tissue Program of Autism Speaks provided brain tissues used in one of the studies. I highlight this point here because of the hostility directed at Autism Speaks from anti-cure interest groups like ASAN. Studies like those by Professor Hu and George Washington University may actually help autistic persons like my son. Autism Speaks deserves recognition for its contribution to such studies and I thank them for their contribution.