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Where America Stands (Autism) #963421

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Apr 17, 2010
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(Studio: Jeff Glor) Report introduced.

(Chapel Hill, North Carolina: Mark Strassmann) A report on children, autism & scientific research presented; scenes shown of three boys {Ben Fink, Adam Petersen & Brennan Henderson} with the brain disorder of autism & of brain scans; statistics on the government response to autism cited; details given about the mysteries about autism & the research on brain changes . [Autism Speaks chief science officer Dr. Geraldine DAWSON†- says the numbers are staggering; notes the problem with social interaction.] [Mother of autistic boy Donna PETERSEN†- recounts her son's behavior & the lack of a standard of care.] Research on the DNA of autism at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia outlined. [Children's Hospital Center for Applied Genomics director Dr. Hakon HAKONARSON†- speaks about the genetics of autism.] [Center for Autism Research Dr. Robert SCHULTZ†- outlines the patterns.] [Radiology research vice-chair Dr. Tim ROBERTS†- explains the delays in the autistic's responses.] [Parents Zandra & Jeremy HENDERSON†- comment on their boys.] [University of North Carolina infant brain imaging study Joe PIVEN†- expresses hope about autistic behavior.]

Glor, Jeff;
Strassmann, Mark

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