research_science

A listing of the open basic science research studies at the ANP

Genetic Expression Mapping to Identify Networks of Functionally Related Autism Risk Genes

In this project, we use an approach to “pathway” definition using gene expression data that can unite a number of autism-implicated common polymorphisms and rare variants into a network with functional implications.

Summary

  • Study director: Lauren Weiss, PhD
  • Sponsor: Brain and Behavior Research Foundation
  • Official study title: Genetic expression mapping of functionally related autism risk genes

Identification of Maternal Genetic Risk Factors and Gene X Environment Interactions in Autism

This study will investigate maternal genetic factors for the Early Markers for Autism study, an ongoing epidemiologic investigation of immunologic and environmental markers for ASDs in maternal prenatal and newborn blood samples.

Summary

  • Study director: Lauren Weiss, PhD
  • Sponsor: NIH
  • Official study title: Early Markers for Autism study

UCSF Neurogenetic Studies of Autism in Mouse Models

The purpose of these studies is to identify genetic, molecular and cellular mechanisms that control how the forebrain develops in normal and mutant mice. We are particularly interested in studying genes that contribute to autism susceptibility.

Summary

  • Study director: John Rubenstein MD, PhD
  • Sponsor: NIMH, NINDS, and Simons Foundation
  • Official study title: Genetic regulation of forebrain development in mice
  • Purpose: The purpose of these studies is to identify genetic, molecular and cellular mechanisms that control how the forebrain develops in normal and mutant mice. We are particularly interested in studying genes that contribute to autism susceptibility.
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