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Gaia Novarino: The gene test for children with autism

Gaia Novarino (center) and Aysan Yahya research Autism Spectrum Disorders / Photo: Rainer Riedler

Gene and cell tests help teams from the Medical University of Vienna and Prof. Gaia Novarino with her researchers at IST Austria to develop therapies for children on the autism spectrum. The tests enable children and their parents to establish the disorder’s genetic and cellular causes. In addition, the fundamental results also help other children and their families.

The test is free for the families affected. However, the costs of one test amount to € 1.000. The more children and their families can be tested, the more extensive and valuable the data become for the research teams.

Support Prof. Gaia Novarino with your share:

o € 50                  e.g. 200 plates for bacteria or 2’500 pipette tips

o € 100                 e.g. 15 packages of single-use gloves or 1 restriction enzyme (for cutting DNA)

o € 200                 e.g. 10 gel units for protein separation or 1 tube of fluorescent anti bodies

o € 500                 e.g. 1 tube of DNA polymerase for 1’000 reactions or 1 magnetic stirrer

o € 1’000                e.g. complete gene test for the entire family


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