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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Inside Simons Foundation's Autism Pilot and Research Awards

SFARI receives about 30% of the Simons Foundation’s budget—about $75 million annually—and SFARI makes lots of awards each year. It doesn’t blow its wad on just a handful of hotshot researchers, it spreads the love around to as many worthy projects it catches wind of, which means that, if you’re looking to get high mileage from a few thousand dollars (though SFARI grants occasionally soar into the millions) SFARI Pilot and Research Awards are definitely worth pursuing.
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Inside the Simons Foundation's Autism Investigations

The Simons Foundation, with assets of close to $2 billion, is grappling with deep questions about the nature of autism. While the Foundation supports various types of mathematical and scientific research, one of its programs, the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI), focuses exclusively on supporting groups engaged in exploring the causes and treatment of autism.

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