Another Big Data Collection Push to Slay Another Feared Enemy: Autism

Funders are fighting dread maladies by funding the collection of genetic data, tissue samples, and other information that can aid researchers. Autism is another area where hopes run high for this approach.
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Understanding the Simons Simplex Collection: Getting Beyond Autism

The Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) doles out around $75 million annually. In 2011 SFARI completed a complex gene-banking project called the Simons Simplex Collection. Understanding this initiative, and learning what the SSC can tell us about SFARI’s philosophy and grantmaking mission, is imperative to anyone seeking money from the organization.
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How to Nab a Simons Foundation Explorer Award

Sure, a Simons Foundation Explorer Award might be small, but remember: it’s fast, too. The one-year, nonrenewable awards come in a tidy, one-size-fits-all $60,000 package, and they’re designed to be handed out throughout the course of a year to just-starting-out scientists, or researchers doing work that could offer tangential insights into autism.
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