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Autism Genome Project  

The principle objective of the Autism Genome Project (AGP) is to identify genes that underlie susceptibility to autism to ultimately understand the biological mechanisms underlying the disorder. This is the largest collaborative effort of its kind representing 13 different institutions. The AGP will capitalize on the scientific expertise and sample collections from consortia in North America and Europe: the Autism Genetics Cooperative (AGC), the Autism Genetics Resource Exchange (AGRE), Collaborative Programs of Excellence in Autism (CPEA), the International Molecular Genetic Study of Autism Consortium (IMGSAC), and from additional individual groups and experts. Project Status


Funder National Institutes of Health
Fiscal Year Funding $4,894.00
Project Number 5M01RR000071-46
Principal Investigator Buxbaum, Joseph
Received ARRA Funding? No
Strategic Plan Question Question 3: What Caused This To Happen And Can This Be Prevented? (Risk Factors)
Strategic Plan Objective Green dot: Objective has greater than or equal to the recommended funding. 3LB. Identify genetic risk factors in at least 50% of people with ASD by 2014. IACC Recommended Budget: $33,900,000 over 6 years.
Federal or Private? Federal
Institution Mount Sinai School of Medicine
State/Country New York
Web Link 1 Autism Genome Project (External web link)
Web Link 2 No URL available.
Web Link 3 No URL available.
History/Related Projects N/A