A Major Setback for Autism Research

"A freezer malfunction at a Harvard-affiliated hospital has damaged a third of the world's largest donated brain tissue for autism research."

In addition to the apparently senseless loss of invaluable donated research material, scientists estimate this could set autism research back a decade.

Read the entire article here.

My thoughts: I have a hard time accepting this may have been an accident; with so many safety measure in place, it seems difficult to believe they could have all failed simultaneously. Nonetheless, if it's not foul play then it's surely gross negligence.

Time is our enemy in the autism battle, and we've already wasted a decade on the debunked (and fraudulent) vaccination link. While none of us wants to think about our own mortality, this story reinforces the dire need for organ donations. Learn more here.