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An investigation of neuropsychological endophenotypes in autism and fragile X  

This study will investigate the overlap of autism and fragile X syndrome (FXS) by studying heritable, sub-threshold features among parents of autistic individuals and parents of individuals with FXS. By characterizing the behavioral and neuropsychological functioning of parents, the research may pinpoint traits of greatest genetic significance, and importantly, determine whether such characteristics show overlap among individuals with genetic susceptibility to these disorders. Project Status
ONGOING

2009

Funder National Institutes of Health
Fiscal Year Funding $73,938.00
Project Number 5R03MH079998-02
Principal Investigator Martin, Gary Everett
Received ARRA Funding? No
Strategic Plan Question Question 2: How Can I Understand What Is Happening? (Biology)
Strategic Plan Objective New! Yellow dot: Objective has some degree of funding, but less than the recommended amount. 2SD. Launch three studies that target improved understanding of the underlying biological pathways of genetic conditions related to autism (e.g. Fragile X, Rett syndrome, tuberous sclerosis complex) and how these conditions inform risk assessment and individualized intervention by 2012. IACC Recommended Budget: $9,000,000 over 5 years.
Federal or Private? Federal
Institution University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
State/Country North Carolina
Web Link 1 An investigation of neuropsychological endophenotypes in autism and fragile X (External web link)
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