UC San Diego to participate in nationwide SPARK study

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — UC San Diego School of Medicine will participate in an Autism study, the largest ever undertaken in the United States.

The study is called, "SPARK," for Simson Foundation Powering Autism Research for Knowledge.

Twenty-one institutions nationwide will collect DNA samples from $50 thousand Autism patients.

For their part, UC San Diego will seek 3,000 participates and their family members.

With the information gained, researchers will be able to share and study Autism in greater detail.

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