Huh, Choi and colleagues provide a link between maternal infection, gut bacteria and the risk of developing behavioral and cortical abnormalities in mice.
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.
SFARI is pleased to announce that it has awarded 32 grants (19 Pilot Awards and 13 Research Awards) in response to the 2017 Pilot and Research Awards request for applications (RFA).
Ginty will define the mechanisms of aberrant touch sensitivity in mouse models of ASD and in individuals with ASD, and will translate these findings into possible therapeutics.
Tsai will delineate contributions of cerebellar dysfunction to autism-related behaviors in mice and assess benefits of cerebellar neuromodulation to treat these behaviors.
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.