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UT Houston, Jamaica researchers launch autism study
Date:9/29/2009

from UWI's Caribbean Genetics Lab and Gerald Lalor, Ph.D., from UWI's International Centre for Environment and Nuclear Science. The genetic research is funded in part with an additional grant to Boerwinkle from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences. The grant examines genomic sequence information for predicting health and disease beyond traditional risk factors.

The pilot study will set the ground work for large, population-based studies of ASD in Jamaica and help build the infrastructure there for the two universities to train researchers and conduct joint research, said Rahbar, who is director of the Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Design Core of the Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences at the UT Health Science Center at Houston.


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Contact: Deborah Lake
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713-500-3304
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
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