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Autism: Inside the Brain Bank

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March 31, 2013- "Autism: Inside the Brain Bank"- A severe shortage of post-mortem brains is hampering potentially groundbreaking research into autism spectrum disorders. The many qualms individuals have about donating their brain’s after death has led to shortage on the national organ donation registry. For example, the UK Brain Bank for Autism has appealed for brains for four years, but so far only 22 have been donated.