Project Details


Finding new answers for autism through genome sequencing

By Autism Speaks

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  • Health
  • Social Exclusion

MSSNG will sequence the DNA of over 10,000 families affected by autism in the hope that this will help to progress many unanswered questions about the disorder. 

With the help of Google Cloud, the data will be accessible to researchers for free everywhere, so genome scientists from around the world can study trillions of data points from one single database. 

Their first pilot programme of 1,000 whole genomes led to new discoveries about autism. 

MSSNG hopes that the project will identify many subtypes of autism, which may lead to more personalised and more accurate treatments in the future. 

Last updated: 29th of June, 2015

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