New data were added to SFARI Gene in October 2017. This data release included updated gene scores for candidate autism risk genes, new rodent models and new genes and copy number variant loci associated with autism.
In this blog post, the SFARI science team provides insight into SFARI’s scientific priorities. A number of experimental design issues to consider when preparing a grant application in response to the 2018 Pilot and Research Awards RFA are also discussed.
The SFARI Gene website has been redesigned. The updated platform features a streamlined user interface and new data visualizations, which were engineered with the aim of making it easier for users to find the latest information about genes implicated in autism susceptibility.
Sharmila Banerjee-Basu, founder and chief scientific officer at MindSpec Inc., discusses SFARI Gene and how it is changing the face of autism genetics research.
New Simons VIP Phase 2 data have recently been added to SFARI Base. This data release includes phenotypic data from individuals with 16p11.2 copy number variants (CNVs), 1q21.1 CNVs, and mutations in the following single genes: SCN2A, GRIN2B, PACS1, PPP2R5D, ADNP, MED13L, STXBP1, HIVEP2 and SYNGAP1.