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Computational tools to analyze SNP data from patients with mental illness  

Newly available technologies allow the measurement of millions of variations in DNA sequence between samples from individuals with diseases (such as autism and schizophrenia) relative to unaffected individuals (controls). The proposed research is designed to create software analysis tools that will facilitate the discovery of chromosomal abnormalities in diseases. This may lead to treatments for these disorders, serving a large public health need. Project Status


Funder National Institutes of Health
Fiscal Year Funding $243,011.00
Project Number 1R43MH086192-01
Principal Investigator Downey, Thomas
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 Partek, Inc.
State/Country Missouri
Web Link 1 Computational tools to analyze SNP data from patients with mental illness (External web link)
Web Link 2 No URL available.
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History/Related Projects N/A