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SFARI Gene update

22 July 2016

Thomas Ried, NCI/Science Source

New data were added to SFARI Gene in June. Some of the highlights of this data release include:

  • 1 new gene (BCKDK) was added to Category 2 of the Gene Scoring Module. This brings the total number of autism-risk genes with strong evidence to 55 (ie. Categories 1 and 2 ranked genes).
  • 14 new genes were added to Category 3, bringing the total number of genes with suggestive evidence for a role in autism to 136.
  • The mouse model dataset has been updated with 54 new models.
  • The rat model dataset has been updated with 32 new models.
  • Over 1,000 new protein interactions of genes associated with autism have been added to the Protein Interaction Module.