NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — The National Institutes of Health this week announced that it has earmarked $28 million over the next four years to fund the study and refinement of clinical measures of social impairment in autism spectrum disorder.

The effort, which is being led by Yale School of Medicine's James McPartland, is being supported under the Biomarkers Consortium, a research partnership of industry, government, and academic groups focused on identifying and validating biomarkers for a variety of diseases.

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