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Functional Screen of Autism-Associated Variants awardees

SFARI Announces Functional Screen of Autism-Associated Variants Awardees


SFARI is pleased to announce that it has awarded five grants in response to the Functional Screen of Autism-Associated Variants request for applications (RFA). These grants will support the development of medium- and high-throughput screens to test the functional effects of missense variants identified in the Simons Simplex Collection and other autism cohorts.

 

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Alan Packer

Making Sense Out of Missense Mutations


SFARI Senior Scientist Alan Packer discusses the proposals that were selected for funding in response to the Functional Screen of Autism-Associated Variants RFA. He also highlights recent papers that have provided functional evidence for missense variants contributing to autism and other disorders.

    
 

 
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The mission of the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) is to improve the understanding, diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders by funding innovative research of the highest quality and relevance.
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