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Old 02-02-2010, 11:43 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by Johnathon-Mk II View Post
oh well. True Cancer does kill, my friend died of it (RIP), but still, Autism is my first priority
Sorry about your friend.
While it may be your first priority, when the gov't evaluates where to put research dollars, they look at reducing mortality and morbidity. Diseases that kill or seriously impair people get more funding dollars than those that don't. Autism does get quite a few research dollars, but since it doesn't kill, it's not nearly as widespread as things like heart disease or cancer, and people can live and function with this condition in the milder forms, it's not going to get as much attention.

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