|Project Title||Principal Investigator||Institution|
|A comprehensive approach to identification of autism susceptibility genes||Geschwind, Daniel||University of California, Los Angeles|
|Finding autism genes by genomic copy number analysis||Walsh, Christopher||Boston Children's Hospital|
|The Charge Study: Childhood autism risks from genetics and the environment||Hertz-Picciotto, Irva||University of California, Davis|
|The Charge Study: Childhood autism risks from genetics and the environment - Supplemental||Hertz-Picciotto, Irva||University of California, Davis|
|IACC Strategic Plan Objectives||2008||2009||2010||2011||2012||Total|
|Initiate efforts to expand existing large case-control and other studies to enhance capabilities for targeted gene-environment research by 2011.
IACC Recommended Budget: $27,800,000 over 5 years
|3.S.C. Funding: The recommended budget was nearly met, but work still needs to continue on this objective.
Progress: The funding allocated to this area so far has primarily supported building infrastructure that can now be expanded to include more subjects, more data, and more analytical projects. Studies such as the MARBLES (Markers of Autism Risk in Babies Learning Early Signs) cohort study and the CHARGE (Childhood Autism Risks from Genetics and the Environment) study are included under this objective.
Remaining Gaps, Needs, and Opportunities: Continued benefit will be derived from past investments as these resources are expanded and pooled.