Navigation Links
Autism Speaks and BGI to complete whole genome sequencing on 10,000 with autism
Date:10/13/2011

NEW YORK, N.Y., CAMBRIDGE, M.A. and SHENZHEN, CHINA (October 13, 2011) Autism Speaks, the world's largest autism science and advocacy organization, and BGI, the largest genomic organization in the world and a global leader in whole genome sequencing, jointly announce their partnership to create the world's largest library of sequenced genomes of individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Using the Autism Speaks Autism Genetic Resource Exchange (AGRE), this collaboration will perform whole genome sequencing on more than 2,000 participating families who have two or more children on the autism spectrum. The data from the 10,000 AGRE participants will enable new research in the genomics of ASD, and significantly enhance the science and technology networks of both Autism Speaks and BGI. In addition, Autism Speaks and BGI will collect and sequence genome samples from individuals in China.

"This collaboration will transform the field and greatly accelerate basic and translational research in autism and related developmental disabilities," stated Autism Speaks Vice President for Scientific Affairs Andy Shih, Ph.D. "This collection of sequenced genomes will facilitate new collaborations engaging researchers around the world, and enable public and private entities to pursue pivotal research."

The Autism Speaks BGI collaboration will be conducted over a two-year period. The initial pilot sequencing of 100 genomes will be directly funded by the Autism Speaks science portfolio. Additional funding will be secured from government, donors, and public and private sources.

"We welcome the opportunity to collaborate with Autism Speaks on this groundbreaking research project," stated Prof. Yang Huanming, Chairman of BGI. "Having sequenced more than 10,000 whole human genomes to date, and given our state-of-the-art sequencing and bioinformatics technologies, we are excited about the potential to have a meaningful impact on advancing new treatments for autism spectrum disorder."

"Piece by piece, we are discovering genetic mutations that can cause autism and we have learned from examples involving single gene disorders associated with autism, such as Fragile X and Rett Syndrome, that genetic findings substantially increase our understanding of the underlying biology of autism," said Geraldine Dawson, Ph.D., Autism Speaks chief science officer. "Our ultimate goal is for the information we will gain from whole genome sequencing to contribute to the development of novel effective treatments to improve the lives of individuals impacted by autism."


'/>"/>

Contact: Jane E. Rubinstein
jrubinstein@rubenstein.com
212-843-8287
Autism Speaks
Source:Eurekalert  

Related medicine news :

1. Toys"R"Us, Inc. Expands its Support of Autism Speaks Throughout North America
2. Local Carrollton Center Hosting More than 50 Autism Experts from Coast-to-Coast
3. Autism-Related Hypersensitivity Better Understood
4. Autism Science Foundation Offers IMFAR Grants to Autism Stakeholders
5. Another Study Refutes Vaccination-Autism Link
6. Bonding Hormone Might Help Some With Autism
7. Autisms earliest symptoms not evident in children under 6 months
8. True Signs of Autism May Not Appear Until 1st Birthday
9. Court Orders Reinstatement of Vital, Cost-Saving Treatment for Children With Autism
10. Sumner Redstone Donates $1 Million to Autism Speaks to Support Autism Research and Programs
11. A mothers sensitivity may help language growth in children with autism spectrum disorder
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Autism Speaks and BGI to complete whole genome sequencing on 10,000 with autism
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... As a lifelong Southern Californian, Dr. Omkar Marathe ... from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He trained in Internal Medicine ... his fellowship in hematology/oncology at the UCLA-Olive View-Cedars Sinai program where he had the ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... Those who ... with these feelings, many turn to unhealthy avenues, such as drug or alcohol abuse, ... Marne, Michigan, has released tools for healthy coping following a traumatic event. , Trauma ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Francisco, CA (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 ... ... CitiDent, is now offering micro-osteoperforation for accelerated orthodontic treatment. Dr. Cheng has extensive ... self-ligating Damon brackets , AcceleDent, and accelerated osteogenic orthodontics. , Micro-osteoperforation ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... The Haute Beauty Network, ... M. Weintraub as a prominent plastic surgeon and the network’s newest partner. ... the most handsome men, look naturally attractive. Plastic surgery should be invisible.” He ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Today, MTI-GlobalStem, a provider of optimized transfection ... to transfect cells, announces its launch of the PluriQ™ G9™ Gene Editing System ... is a complete system for culturing and transfecting human pluripotent stem cells for ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... 2016  Experian Health, the healthcare industry ... patient payment and care experience, today announced ... and services that will enhance the breadth ... These award-winning solutions will enable healthcare professionals ... in an ever-changing environment and redefine front-office ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 2016  The National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC) today ... policy research organization as its newest member.  ... vice president and chief scientific officer, Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, ... NPC Board of Directors. ... joined us in support of our efforts to ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016  Delcath Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... device company focused on treatment of primary and metastatic ... European patient education - www.againsttheodds.eu - has ... Digital Health Awards. The website ... European patients and their families who are coping with ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: