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Project Title

Project Title

Early developmental risk factors for autism in a national birth cohort

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Sourander, Andre

Description

Description

This pilot study will establish a new project called the Finnish Prenatal Study of Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorders (FiPS-A). The FiPS-A is based on the Finnish Maternity Cohort (FMC), which consists of virtually all births in Finland (N=1.1 million) from 1987- 2005. The investigators will use maternal medical and exposure history collected during pregnancy to examine if infection, hormonal abnormalities, and smoking are related to an increased risk of autism in their children in a subset of these 1.1 million births. This study will also be able to identify potential early risk factors, including improper growth and development before the child was diagnosed, to assess whether these parameters can be included in early signs of autism. In addition to medical data, this project has the ability to analyze blood samples that were drawn during pregnancy in a random sample of children who are diagnosed with autism and a random sample of children without autism, all of whom were in the national FMC cohort.

Funder

Funder

Autism Speaks

Fiscal Year Funding

Fiscal Year Funding

59457

Current Award Period

Current Award Period

na

Strategic Plan Question

Strategic Plan Question

Question 3: What Caused This To Happen And Can This Be Prevented?

Strategic Plan Objective

Strategic Plan Objective

Green dot: Objective has greater than or equal to the recommended funding. 3LD. Support ancillary studies within one or more large-scale, population-based surveillance and epidemiological studies, including U.S. populations, to collect data on environmental factors during preconception, and during prenatal and early postnatal development, as well as genetic data, that could be pooled (as needed), to analyze targets for potential gene/environment interactions by 2015. IACC Recommended Budget: $44,400,000 over 5 years.

Project Link

Project Link

Early developmental risk factors for autism in a national birth cohort (External web link)

Institution

Institution

Turku University

State/Country

State/Country

Finland

Project Number

Project Number

2021

Federal or Private?

Federal or Private?

Private

Received ARRA Funding?

Received ARRA Funding?

No

History/Related Projects

History/Related Projects

Early developmental risk factors for autism in a national birth cohort | 60000 | 2008 | 2021

 
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