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Clinical genetic phenotyping of Autism Spectrum Disorders [ 2009 - 2011 ]

Also known as: Clinical presentation of Autism Spectrum Disorders in families

Research Grant

[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/nhmrc/566759]

Researchers: Prof Ingrid Scheffer (Principal investigator) ,  Prof Martin Delatycki Prof Sarah Wilson

Brief description Individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) have difficulty with communication, social interaction and intellectual disability. The cause is generally not known although most cases have a genetic basis involving multiple genes and possibly environmental factors. We will study families of children with ASD and carefully characterize features related to ASD in family members. This will help us to understand how ASD is inherited and serve as the basis for the discovery of autism genes.

Funding Amount $AUD 582,114.78

Funding Scheme NHMRC Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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