SFARI supports preprints for the life sciences

SFARI’s deputy scientific director, John Spiro, outlines two important changes that have been implemented in light of SFARI’s support for preprints of life science research findings. SFARI Investigators are encouraged to post preprints on recognized servers ahead of publication in a peer-reviewed journal. In addition, the SFARI biosketch form has been updated to include space for grant applicants to list manuscripts deposited in preprint servers. SFARI hopes that these changes will help to accelerate the pace of autism research.

Making sense out of missense mutations

SFARI launched a request for applications in early 2015 that sought proposals to develop medium- and high-throughput screens to test the functional effects of de novo missense variants identified in the Simons Simplex Collection and other autism cohorts. Here, SFARI Senior Scientist Alan Packer discusses the proposals that were selected for funding as well as highlighting recent papers that have provided functional evidence for missense variants contributing to autism and other disorders.

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