SFARI announces Genomic Analysis for Autism Risk Variants in SPARK awardees SFARI announces that it has awarded six grants in response to the Genomic Analysis for Autism Risk Variants in SPARK request for applications. These grants will help to advance the understanding of the genetic basis of autism spectrum disorder.
New SPARK clinical sites announced SFARI is pleased to announce that it has selected seven new clinical sites as a result of the 2019 SPARK Clinical Site Network request for applications. These sites will join the existing SPARK clinical site network and contribute to SPARK recruitment and engagement goals.
Additional family meetings of rare genetic developmental disorders planned for summer 2019 Family-organized groups are planning a number of meetings in 2019 for individuals with rare genetic neurodevelopmental conditions, including those due to 16p11.2 copy number variants and mutations in ASXL3, CHAMP1, DYRK1A, HNRNPH2, PPP2R5D, SCN2A and STXBP1 single genes. SFARI can help facilitate research opportunities at…
SFARI Viewer, an online platform to visualize and analyze SFARI genomic data, has launched SFARI Viewer, an online platform to visualize and analyze SFARI genomic data, was recently launched. This tool was developed through a collaboration between the SFARI Informatics team, Frameshift and the University of Utah, with the goal to facilitate data exploration and analysis from SFARI collections.…
SFARI Winter 2019 Pilot awardees announced SFARI is pleased to announce that it intends to fund 15 grants in response to the Winter 2019 Pilot Award request for applications (RFA).
SFARI Gene: New data release New data were recently added to SFARI Gene. This data release included updated gene scores for candidate autism risk genes, as well as the addition of new genes and copy number variant loci associated with autism. New mouse and rat models were also added.
Autism BrainNet begins distribution of new postmortem brain tissue Autism BrainNet is now distributing frozen and fixed postmortem brain tissue from individuals with autism spectrum and other neurodevelopmental disorders, as well as neurotypical individuals, for use in research studies. Researchers from all over the world are eligible to apply.
A new version of SFARI Base has launched A new, improved version of SFARI Base that streamlines and facilitates the process whereby researchers can request access to SFARI data and biospecimens as well as the submission of research recruitment requests, has launched.