SFARI is pleased to announce that eight genetic rat models of autism spectrum disorder are now available from the Medical College of Wisconsin. These models are being maintained in the outbred Long-Evans background strain and are being behaviorally phenotyped through a partnership with the Simons Initiative for the Developing Brain.
SFARI is pleased to announce that it has selected three fellows in response to the 2020 Bridge to Independence Award request for applications.
New data were recently added to SFARI Gene. This data release included the addition of new genes associated with autism risk, new curated references of copy number variations associated with autism and new mouse models of autism.
SFARI is developing several new initiatives to promote inclusion of underrepresented minorities in autism research and the larger scientific community.
SFARI is pleased to announce that it intends to fund eight grants in response to the 2020 Research Award request for applications.
SFARI would like to remind researchers that they can still request many SFARI resources, including genetic and phenotypic data as well as biospecimens, at this time. Researchers can also submit applications to recruit individuals with autism and their families for new research studies.
SFARI Investigators will be giving a number of presentations as part of the 12th FENS Forum of Neuroscience. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the forum will be held virtually this year, with live and prerecorded sessions available to conference registrants July 11–15.
The International Society for Autism Research (INSAR) 2020 Annual Meeting to be held May 2020 was canceled, but virtual content is now available online. A selection of abstracts and e-Posters by SFARI Investigators, SFARI staff and collaborators are highlighted here.
A SFARI Investigator and a past member of SFARI’s Scientific Advisory Board are among the 146 newly elected members of the National Academy of Sciences.
Three current and former SFARI Investigators and one member of SFARI’s Scientific Advisory Board are among the 276 newly elected members of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious honorary societies.