Project Detail
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Environment, the perinatal epigenome, and risk for autism and related disorders  

This project will take a comprehensive genome-wide approach to understand the interplay between genetics, epigenetics, and in utero environment in birth and early development phenotypes that are important predictors of adverse outcomes generally, and are related to ASD specifically. Project Status
ONGOING

2010

Funder National Institutes of Health
Fiscal Year Funding $1,771,110.00
Current Award Period 2009-2014
Project Number 5R01ES017646-02
Principal Investigator Fallin, Margaret; Feinberg, Andrew
Received ARRA Funding? No
Strategic Plan Question Question 3: What Caused This To Happen And Can This Be Prevented? (Causes)
Subcategory Epigenetics
Strategic Plan Objective New! Green dot: Objective has greater than or equal to the recommended funding. 3SJ. Support at least three studies that focus on the role of epigenetics in the etiology of ASD, including studies that include assays to measure DNA methylations and histone modifications and those exploring how exposures may act on maternal or paternal genomes via epigenetic mechanisms to alter gene expression, by 2012. IACC Recommended Budget: $20,000,000 over 5 years.
Federal or Private? Federal
Institution Johns Hopkins University
State/Country Maryland
Web Link 1 Environment, the perinatal epigenome, and risk for autism and related disorders (External web link)
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New! History/Related Projects Environment, the perinatal epigenome, and risk for autism and related disorders | $1,509,000.00 | 2009 | 1R01ES017646-01