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Determining the genetic basis of autism by hi-resolution analysis of copy number  

The researchers hypothesize that alterations in gene dosage, including heritable copy number polymorphisms (CNPs), are an underlying basis for autism. To test this, they have developed a powerful approach for identifying CNPs: Representational Oligonucleotide Microarray Analysis (ROMA). The study will determine the role of CNPs in autism by determining disease association of CNPs in concordant sibling pairs. The results of this study will make substantial contributions to knowledge of the causes of autism and the role of specific genes in cognitive development.


Funder National Institutes of Health
Fiscal Year Funding $340,440.00
Project Number R01MH076431-04
Principal Investigator Sebat, Jonathan
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 Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
State/Country New York
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