New data were added to SFARI Gene in April 2020. This data release included the addition of new candidate autism risk genes, new curated references of copy number variations associated with autism, as well as updated gene scoring criteria. New mouse models derived from notable autism risk genes were also added.
Phenotypic data from 230,936 participants enrolled in SPARK, including more than 90,000 individuals with ASD, are now available to approved researchers.
SFARI reminds all approved Principal Investigators that the use of data sets and/or biospecimens obtained from the SFARI Simons Collection is subject to certain limitations and that these resources cannot be shared or distributed to any other researchers without prior SFARI approval.
SFARI is pleased to announce that it intends to fund 11 grants in response to the Winter 2020 Pilot Award request for applications.
SFARI is writing to assure you that the health and well-being of your lab members is very much in our minds during the COVID-19 epidemic. We encourage you to do all that is necessary to maintain their health as we face this unprecedented challenge.
SFARI is pleased to announce that 10 Director Awards were awarded in 2019. These projects include, but are not limited to, studies that aim to enhance existing SFARI-sponsored cohorts and collections, generate novel resources (e.g., animal models) or did not fit into an existing investigator-initiated request for applications.
SFARI has recently implemented a number of changes to SFARI Gene, including modification of the gene scoring, copy number variant, animal models and protein interaction modules. Curation of the human gene module will continue as before.
SFARI announces that it has selected five fellows in response to the 2019 Bridge to Independence Award request for applications.