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ACE Center: Genetics of language & social communication: Connecting genes to brain & cognition  

This grant provides support for an NIH Autism Center of Excellence (ACE). Research from several groups suggests that studying cognitive or behavioral components of autism, or endophenotypes, may aid in identification of more homogeneous subgroups and hasten the identification of genetic loci underlying this condition. This study tests the hypothesis that speech and language related endophenotypes may underlie several of the suggestive or probable autism linkage peaks. The research uses the Autism Genetic Resource Exchange (AGRE) to identify one major and several minor linkage peaks related to speech and language delay in autistic siblings in this large autism cohort (AGRE). Project Status
ONGOING

2009

Funder National Institutes of Health
Fiscal Year Funding $333,180.00
Project Number 5P50HD055784-03
Principal Investigator Geschwind, Daniel
Received ARRA Funding? No
Strategic Plan Question Question 3: What Caused This To Happen And Can This Be Prevented? (Risk Factors)
Strategic Plan Objective 3O. Not specific to Question 3 objectives
Federal or Private? Federal
Institution University of California, Los Angeles
State/Country California
Web Link 1 ACE Center: Genetics of language & social communication: Connecting genes to brain & cognition (External web link)
Web Link 2 No URL available.
Web Link 3 No URL available.
New! History/Related Projects ACE Center: Genetics of language & social communication: Connecting genes to brain & cognition | $325,302.00 | 2010 | 5P50HD055784-04
ACE Center: Genetics of language & social communication: Connecting genes to brain & cognition (supplement) | $55,592.00 | 2009 | 3P50HD055784-03S1