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 will be held October 15–19 in Houston, TX.
ASHG 2019: Presentations by SFARI Investigators and collaborators
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.
Simons Searchlight: New data release New Simons Searchlight data were recently added to SFARI Base. This data release included phenotypic data from individuals with 16p11.2 copy number variants (CNVs), 1q21.1 CNVs and variants in 21 single genes associated with autism and related neurodevelopmental disorders.
Simons VIP rebranded as Simons Searchlight The Simons Variation in Individuals Project (Simons VIP) has been recently rebranded as Simons Searchlight. The new name aims to better reflect the program’s mission to build strong partnerships between researchers and families in order to shed light on genetic neurodevelopmental conditions. An updated website,…
SFARI Gene: New data release New data were recently added to SFARI Gene. This data release included the addition of new genes and copy number variant loci associated with autism. New mouse and rat models were also added.
SFARI 2019 Research awardees announced SFARI is pleased to announce that it intends to fund nine grants in response to the 2019 Research Award request for applications.
Webinar: SFARI Viewer – an online platform to visualize and analyze SFARI genomic data On June 14, 2019, Alistair Ward and Chase Miller will introduce SFARI Viewer and show how this online platform can be used to visualize and analyze genomic and phenotypic data from the SSC and SPARK.
SPARK update More than 65,000 people with autism are now enrolled in SPARK, making it the largest autism research study to date. Many of these individuals and their families are actively participating in research opportunities through the research match program.