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Genome-wide association study of autism  

Regression is the loss of previously established language and/or other socio-communicative skill that is rarely seen in other developmental disorders. The researchers hypothesize that genetic variants of modest effect are associated with autism in this subset of children who have a history of regression. Two specific aims will be undertaken to test this hypothesis: 1) Identify a cohort of children with autism characterized by developmental regression in a geographically confined population, and 2) Identify genetic variants associated with autism characterized by a history of regression.


Funder National Institutes of Health
Fiscal Year Funding $1,041.00
Project Number M01RR008084-15
Principal Investigator Molloy, Cynthia
Strategic Plan Question Question 3: What Caused This To Happen And Can This Be Prevented? (Risk Factors)
Strategic Plan Objective Yellow dot: Objective has some degree of funding, but less than the recommended amount. 3.2 Coordinate and implement the inclusion of approximately 20,000 subjects for genome-wide association studies, as well as a sample of 1,200 for sequencing studies to examine more than 50 candidate genes by 2011. IACC Recommended Budget: $43,700,000 over 4 years.
Federal or Private? Federal
Institution Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
State/Country Ohio
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