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.
Charles Nelson, Helen Tager-Flusberg and colleagues assessed language development in infants at high risk and low risk of ASD. They reported parental mean length of utterance as a possible difference in the high-risk group.
Gerald Crabtree, Joseph Gleeson and colleagues defined a new recessive form of ASD caused by mutations in ACTL6B, part of the BAF complex, which regulates activity-responsive transcription in resting neurons.
Jessica Cardin and colleagues identified an important and unexpected role for the VIP subclass of interneurons in mediating the functions of MeCP2 in the development of cortical circuits.