SFARI is pleased to announce that it has awarded five grants in response to the Functional Screen of Autism-Associated Variants request for applications. These grants will support the development of medium- and high-throughput screens to test the functional effects of missense variants identified in the Simons Simplex Collection and other autism cohorts.
SFARI is pleased to announce that it has awarded five grants in response to the Whole-Genome Analysis for Autism Risk Variants request for applications. We are also announcing plans for the release of whole-genome sequencing data from the Simons Simplex Collection (SSC) for analysis by the entire research community.
SFARI is pleased to announce that it has awarded 28 grants (15 Pilot Awards and 13 Research Awards) in response to the 2015 Pilot and Research Awards request for applications.
Simons Foundation and Autism Speaks have entered into an agreement with the National Institutes of Health to align two of the world’s largest repositories of donated postmortem brain tissue for medical research: Autism BrainNet and the NIH NeuroBioBank.
Lectures and symposium presentations that will be given by SFARI Investigators at Neuroscience 2015 in Chicago (17-21 October 2015) are highlighted.
The Simons Foundation is supporting the launch of the Kaiser Permanente Autism Family Research Bank, a project to gather genetic material from 5,000 families who have a child with autism.
SFARI gathered together some 250 current and prospective autism researchers for a social on November 17 at the Society for Neuroscience’s 2014 annual meeting in Washington, D.C.
An unparalleled gene-sequencing study of autism families has identified dozens of high-confidence autism genes, and hundreds more worthy of study.