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Genomic analyses of autism spectrum disorders  

The twin goals of this study are to use large-scale genomic methods to identify biomarkers of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in cell lines derived from autistic individuals, and to gain a better understanding of the biology of these disorders. The central hypothesis driving this analytical approach is that blood cells from individuals with ASD will reflect molecular defects or genetic control elements that are relevant to autism.


Funder National Institutes of Health
Fiscal Year Funding $18,660.00
Project Number R21MH073393-02S1
Principal Investigator Hu, Valerie
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 George Washington University
State/Country District of Columbia
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