NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Rutgers University’s Cell and DNA Repository will use a $7.8 million grant from a private foundation to establish a new collection of DNA samples to help autism researchers study sporadic germ-line mutations linked to the disease, Rutgers said today.
 
The Simons Foundation hired RUCDR through its Autism Research Initiative to establish the Simons Simplex Collection, which will house samples from 2,000 families who have a single autistic child.
 

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