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Simons Simplex Collection  

The goal of the Simons Simplex Collection (SSC) is to learn more about the molecular basis of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and related disorders by creating a resource of blood samples and clinical information that researchers can study as they search for connections between genes and specific behaviors. This grant will support Baylor College of Medicine as an SSC site, enabling the enrollment of approximately 100 children (Ages 4-18 years) with ASD and their families each year. Project Status


Funder National Institutes of Health
Fiscal Year Funding $8,592.00
Project Number 5M01RR000188-45
Principal Investigator Treadwell-Deering, Diane
Received ARRA Funding? No
Strategic Plan Question Question 7: What Other Infrastructure and Surveillance Needs Must Be Met? (Infrastructure)
Strategic Plan Objective Yellow dot: Objective has some degree of funding, but less than the recommended amount. 7D. Establish and maintain an international network of biobanks for the collection of brain, fibroblasts for pluripotent stem cells, and other tissue or biological material, by acquisition sites that use standardized protocols for phenotyping, collection, and regulated distribution of limited samples by 2011. This includes developing fibroblast repositories to produce pluripotent stem cells. Protocols should be put into place to expand the capacities of ongoing large-scale children's studies to collect and store additional biomaterials, promoting detection of biological signatures. IACC Recommended Budget for establishing biobanks by 2011: $10,500,000 over 2 years. IACC Recommended Budget for maintaining biobanks: $22,200,000 over 5 years.
Federal or Private? Federal
Institution Baylor College of Medicine
State/Country Texas
Web Link 1 Simons Simplex Collection (External web link)
Web Link 2 No URL available.
Web Link 3 No URL available.
History/Related Projects Simons Simplex Collection | $130,856.00 | 2010 | 5M01RR000188-46