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.
NextCODE allows users to access online datasets at full resolution without sending big files, enabling them to use the full power of next-generation sequencing data to better diagnose and treat disease.
The meeting brought together families with a child carrying deletions or duplications in chromosomal region 16p11.2 and researchers studying 16p11.2.
Mouse models provide an essential platform for studying the neural circuits underlying autism spectrum disorders.
New collaboration will collect critically needed brain tissue for autism research
SFARI director of clinical research Wendy Chung presented What We Know About Autism to those gathered in Vancouver, Canada, for the TED2014 conference on March 19, 2014. The talk, geared to the lay public during Autism Awareness Month, covered topics ranging from reasons for increased autism prevalence to the role genetics plays in the disorder.