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Genome-wide association study of autism characterized by developmental regression  

By some estimates, up to 30% of children with autism experienced developmental regression characterized by the acquisition and subsequent loss of social and communication skills. Dr. Molloy plans to explore the genetic component of this devastating phenomenon by analyzing and comparing the genetic "profile" of children with autism affected by regression with normally developing counterparts. By focusing on a more homogenous subset of the population, she and her colleagues hope to identify autism susceptibility genes, especially those that might be related to regression. Project Status
ONGOING

2009

Funder Autism Speaks
Fiscal Year Funding $127,458.35
Project Number 1984
Principal Investigator Molloy, Cynthia
Received ARRA Funding? No
Strategic Plan Question Question 3: What Caused This To Happen And Can This Be Prevented? (Risk Factors)
Strategic Plan Objective New! Yellow dot: Objective has some degree of funding, but less than the recommended amount. 3SE. Support at least two studies to determine if there are subpopulations that are more susceptible to environmental exposures (e.g., immune challenges related to infections, vaccinations, or underlying autoimmune problems) by 2012. IACC Recommended Budget: $8,000,000 over 2 years.
Federal or Private? Private
Institution Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
State/Country Ohio
Web Link 1 Genome-wide association study of autism characterized by developmental regression (External web link)
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New! History/Related Projects Genome-wide association study of autism characterized by developmental regression | $127,458.00 | 2010 | 1984
Genome-wide association study of autism characterized by developmental regression | $150,000.00 | 2008 | 1984