SFARI is working to advance autism science by providing a number of key resources to researchers.
We solicit applications for SFARI Awards from individuals who will conduct bold, imaginative, rigorous and relevant research in four main research areas: gene discovery, molecular mechanisms, circuits, cognition and behavior, and clinical.
Stelios Smirnakis and Huda Zoghbi observed an increase in the formation and stabilization of dendritic spine clusters in the cortex of MECP2 duplication syndrome mice.
Evan Eichler and colleagues used targeted sequencing in large neurodevelopmental cohorts, including SPARK, to identify new risk genes and relate genotype to phenotypic presentation.
Pawan Sinha and colleagues found that sensory habituation is reduced in autism, and furthermore, that this reduction correlates with behavioral assessments of social communication and sensory difficulties.
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May 21, 2021
David Ledbetter and Joseph Buxbaum discussed whether there are genes for which mutations confer risk specific to autism or whether these genes are really conferring general...
May 14, 2021
Federico Bolognani, Stuart Cobb, and Yael Weiss joined a panel to discuss new industry developments on the use of small molecules, gene therapy and antisense oligonucleotides...
May 12, 2021
Jake Gratten and Naomi Wray presented findings from the Australian Autism Biobank study, an initiative to establish an Australian resource of biospecimens, phenotypes and...
February 24, 2021
Elizabeth Berry-Kravis discussed refinements in clinical trial design and outcome measures that contributed to the success of a recent phase II trial for fragile X syndrome....