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  • SFARI announces 2016 Bridge to Independence Award finalists

    13 January 2017

    SFARI is pleased to announce that it has selected six finalists in response to the 2016 Bridge to Independence Award request for applications. This awards program is intended to invest in the next generation of top autism investigators by identifying talented early-career scientists and facilitating their transition to an independent research career.

  • SFARI 2016 Explorer awardees announced

    13 January 2017

    SFARI is pleased to announce that it has awarded 14 grants over the past year in response to the Explorer Awards request for applications.

  • SFARI 2016 Pilot and Research awardees announced

    16 December 2016

    SFARI is pleased to announce that it has awarded 27 grants (21 Pilot Awards and 6 Research Awards) in response to the 2016 Pilot and Research Awards request for applications. 

  • Simons Variation in Individuals Project (Simons VIP): New data now available

    25 August 2016

    New Simons VIP 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, GRIN2B mutations and SCN2A mutations (all enrolled in the Phase 2 study). New genetic data (single nucleotide polymorphism microarray data and molecular inversion probe sequencing data) are available for many of the 16p11.2 CNV families enrolled in Phase 1.

  • Update on Simons Simplex Collection whole-genome sequencing data availability

    12 August 2016

    Plans are underway to perform whole-genome sequencing of the entire Simons Simplex Collection (SSC). Genomes from 553 families (2,174 genomes) have been sequenced and are available to approved researchers with no publication embargo restrictions. An additional 619 families (2,476 genomes) are currently being sequenced and are expected to be available in the fall of 2016. A four-month publication embargo will apply to that batch of samples. Sequencing of the entire collection is expected to be completed by late 2017.

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