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Pilot project to assess web-based family recruitment for autism genetics studies  

Recent studies in diabetes and breast cancer have illustrated that the need to assess large sample collections that number in the tens of thousands is fundamental to modern human genetic studies. Significant advances in genetic analyses of autism will require rapid and affordable level of ascertainment. Currently, DNA is available from only a few thousand individuals with autism worldwide. This proposal aims to demonstrate the feasibility of a mechanism for large-scale subject recruitment for DNA collection. The investigators propose to recruit within the Interactive Autism Network (IAN) and validate the accuracy and utility of the resulting collected samples. As the centerpiece of this pilot project, the investigators will collect DNA from 3,000 affected children in a one-year time period using mailer-based saliva collection kits. Project Status
ONGOING

2009

Funder Autism Speaks
Fiscal Year Funding $500,000.00
Project Number 5667
Principal Investigator Nelson, Stan; Constantino, John; Law, Paul
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? Private
Institution University of California, Los Angeles; Washington University in St. Louis; Kennedy Krieger Institute
State/Country Maryland
Web Link 1 Pilot project to assess web-based family recruitment for autism genetics studies (External web link)
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