Funds donated by SFARI to Gordon Research Conferences will now be allocated to support attendance of eligible early-career (pre-tenure) women, early-career trainees from historically underrepresented groups and scientists from the following ethnic and racial groups: Hispanic or Latino, American Indian or Alaska Native, Black or African American, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander.
SFARI funds to support diversity at Gordon Research Conferences
Zebrafish lines added to SFARI resources for autism research
SFARI is now curating a set of zebrafish lines to study autism spectrum disorder. This includes mutant lines for 12 ASD risk genes, four of which are currently available to researchers and eight that will be available later this year.
Transition in SFARI Directorship SFARI director Louis Reichardt will leave SFARI this coming October.
SFARI announces 2019 Novel Outcome Measures in Autism Spectrum Disorder awardees SFARI has awarded four grants in response to the 2019 Novel Outcome Measures in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) request for applications. These grants will support the development and validation of outcome measures aimed at assessing core symptoms of ASD and behavioral changes following treatment.
A joint variant call-set for all Simons Simplex Collection whole-genome sequences is now available A uniform call-set of joint variant calls, including single-nucleotide variants and indels, for 9,209 samples with whole-genome sequencing data from the Simons Simplex Collection is now available.
SFARI Investigators elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 2019 Six current and past SFARI Investigators were among the 100 newly elected members of the National Academy of Medicine.
ASHG 2019: Presentations by SFARI Investigators and collaborators A number of SFARI Investigators, collaborators and Simons Foundation scientists will present their latest research findings related to the genomic and transcriptomic architecture of autism spectrum disorder and other neurodevelopmental conditions at the 2019 annual meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG), which…
SFARI Summer 2019 Pilot awardees announced SFARI is pleased to announce that is intends to fund 12 grants in response to the Summer 2019 Pilot Award request for applications.
Neuroscience 2019: Presentations by SFARI Investigators SFARI Investigators will give a number of presentations at Neuroscience 2019 in Chicago, IL (October 19–23).
SPARK pilot study identifies novel candidate autism risk genes Findings from the first SPARK genetics study have now been published. The study, which analyzed whole-exome and genome-wide genotyping data from 457 autism families, confirmed known genetic findings and identified new candidate autism risk genes.