Using an experimental design made possible by the advent of next-generation sequencers, a team of scientists at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta will use new NimbleGen microarrays and Illumina’s Genome Analyzer in a three-pronged study to identify genetic variants associated with autism.
According to principal investigator Michael Zwick, the group will use a $3 million grant from the Simons Foundation to seek genetic explanations for why males have much higher autism rates than females.

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