NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The National Institutes of Health has awarded a five-year, $3 million grant to researchers at the Geisinger Clinic to investigate the genetic foundations of developmental brain disorders such as schizophrenia and autism spectrum disorder.

With the NIH funding, the investigators will combine online familial-based phenotype analyses with whole-exome sequencing data to identify the factors that contribute to the variable phenotypes observed in developmental brain condition patients with the same copy number variant (CNV) profiles.

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