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Question 3: Objective 4  

$4,703,867.00
Fiscal Year: 2008

Yellow dot: Objective has some degree of funding, but less than the recommended amount.3.4 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.

Download 2008 Question 3: Objective 4 projects (EXCEL)
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Project Title Principal Investigator Institution
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
A comprehensive approach to identification of autism susceptibility genes Geschwind, Daniel University of California, Los Angeles

Objective Cumulative Funding Table

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
3.4
$4,703,867
4 projects

3.S.C
$8,033,454
9 projects

3.S.C
$4,824,779
8 projects

3.S.C
$5,714,408
10 projects

3.S.C
$3,626,803
9 projects

$26,903,311
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.