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MindSpec is a nonprofit organization that utilizes innovative bioinformatics strategies to accelerate research on common neurodevelopmental disorders. With our research we hope to foster discovery and development of treatments that alleviate the symptoms of affected individuals.

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Our Research

Our Research

Autism research encompasses many diverse areas such as genetics, neurobiology, immunology and psychiatry. The vast amount of data emerging from these fields and the complex nature of this information demands state-of-the-art IT solutions to collect, systematize, and analyze the data. We have launched the first genetic database for autism.


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Tools and Initiatives

Tools & Initiatives

Distributed Annotation Initiative

Distributed Annotation Initiative
To encourage the participation of the research community in updating AutDB and ensuring that the content is current...
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Distributed Annotation Initiative

Workspace
An interactive module where a user can interact with AutDB without submitting their datasets...
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Distributed Annotation Initiative

Autism Dictionary
A resource that explains neurobiological, genetic, and clinical terms about autism spectrum disorders...Read More >

 

News and Events

News & Events

December 2009: Awarded funding by the Simons Foundation to catalogue submicroscopic structural duplications, deletions and rearrangements in the genome called copy number variants (CNVs) that are implicated in autism spectrum disorders Read More >

December 2009: AutDB has compiled information on 100 Animal Models. Read More >

October 2009: AutDB offers a new module that stores information for any human autism-linked genes studied in an animal model such as mouse, which provides a framework for studying how a gene functions. Read More >

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