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The Sciences

Give a buck for autism research

Bad AstronomyBy Phil PlaitJune 23, 2011 7:50 PM

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A few months ago I posted about the Autism Science Foundation: an organization that funds real research into autism. We don't know what causes autism, but ongoing research is making progress, and ASF is helping support that. For today only, they are featured on the Philanthroper home page. Philanthroper is a group that helps raise money one dollar at a time. I like this idea. Giving a dollar isn't all that hard for a lot of people, and the process is pretty painless: if you have a buck and a Paypal account, it takes less than a minute. A lot of time, money, and effort is being wasted looking into a connection between vaccines and autism when we know no such connection exists. I'm glad there are groups out there trying to find the real causes, and that's why I already donated to ASF. So. Got a minute and a buck?

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