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Neurogenomics in a model for procedural learning  

FoxP2 is currently the only molecule directly linked to a developmental onset human speech and language disorder. The proposed research will provide new insights into the genetic basis of the disorders such as autism, further characterizing the role of FoxP2 as well as possibly uncovering the involvement of new genes in these disorders. Similarities between human speech and birdsong make songbirds a unique model system to test molecules involved in language and social communication using molecular, physiological, and behavioral analyses.


Funder National Institutes of Health
Fiscal Year Funding $30,774.00
Project Number F31MH082533-01A1
Principal Investigator Hilliard, Austin
Strategic Plan Question Question 3: What Caused This To Happen And Can This Be Prevented? (Risk Factors)
Strategic Plan Objective Green dot: Objective has greater than or equal to the recommended funding. 3.8 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 University of California, Los Angeles
State/Country California
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History/Related Projects Neurogenomics in a model for procedural learning | $31,848.00 | 2009 | 5F31MH082533-02
Neurogenomics in a model for procedural learning | $33,053.00 | 2010 | 5F31MH082533-03