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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 $130,856.00
Current Award Period 2009-2010
Project Number 5M01RR000188-46
Principal Investigator Treadwell-Deering, Diane
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 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 | $8,592.00 | 2009 | 5M01RR000188-45