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Genetics of autistic disorder  

The purpose of the project is to learn more about the cause(s) of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). As part of this, study participants undergo an initial assessment to determine study eligibility. Following that, they will undergo tests of intelligence, academic achievement, executive function, and language and communication function. A full genetics evaluation will be completed, which will include a clinical examination, an extensive family history (pedigree), and a blood sample for future attempts to identify the gene(s) that may play a role in autism.


Funder National Institutes of Health
Fiscal Year Funding $916.00
Project Number M01RR000827-33
Principal Investigator Spence, M. Anne
Strategic Plan Question Question 2: How Can I Understand What Is Happening? (Biology)
Strategic Plan Objective Green dot: Objective has greater than or equal to the recommended funding. 2.2 Support at least four research projects to identify mechanisms of metabolic and/or immune system interactions with the central nervous system that may underlie the development of ASD during prenatal-postnatal life by 2010. IACC Recommended Budget: $9,800,000 over 4 years.
Federal or Private? Federal
Institution University of California, San Diego
State/Country California
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History/Related Projects N/A