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Harvard (U.S.), Oct 11 (Canadian-Media): A new for autism research centre being launched by Harvard University would be housed at Harvard Medical School. The centre will bring together experts all around the Harvard community, including the medical school’s affiliate hospitals, to better understand the basic mechanisms underlying autism spectrum disorders, media reports said.
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The centre will focus on two key areas of research such as how genetic and environmental factors come together to produce symptoms associated with autism and related disorders, as well as how the fundamental features of these disorders develop both within and outside the brain.
The new centre will be named after them. Lisa Yang and Hock Tan who donated a $20 million for its establishment. Yang and Tan also helped set up a similar center at MIT’s McGovern Institute for Brain Research in 2017.