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Genetic investigation of cognitive development in autistic spectrum disorders  

This is a Research Career Development Award in which the candidate is seeking training in human population and statistical genetics, bioinformatics, and patient-oriented research training in autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The project aims to identify genes related to ASDs by studying two complementary patient populations: 1) a special founder population from the Arabic Middle East, Turkey, and Pakistan, wherein parents of affected children are consanguineous; and 2) a large collection of North American families (>4000 samples) from the Autism Genetic Resource Exchange and the Boston Autism Consortium. The consanguineous pedigrees will be enrolled as part of the Autism International Homozygosity Mapping Collaborative with the aim of discovering highly penetrant autosomal recessive genes. Project Status
ONGOING

2010

Funder National Institutes of Health
Fiscal Year Funding $184,248.00
Current Award Period 2007-2012
Project Number 5K23MH080954-04
Principal Investigator Morrow, Eric
Received ARRA Funding? No
Strategic Plan Question Question 3: What Caused This To Happen And Can This Be Prevented? (Causes)
Subcategory Genetic 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? Federal
Institution Brown University
State/Country Rhode Island
Web Link 1 Genetic investigation of cognitive development in autistic spectrum disorders (External web link)
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