Autism genomics study Maynooth University

Research study title: Discovery to clinical utility of rare mutations by whole genome sequencing in neurodevelopmental conditions.

Am I able to take part?

  • If you are part of a family with two members with a confirmed diagnosis of autism

  • And a third member with a confirmed diagnosis of a neurodevelopmental condition (for example, autism; ADHD; learning disability; developmental delay; epilepsy and Tourette's Syndrome) or a neuropsychiatric (for example, schizophrenia and depression) condition.


The Teams involved:

  • We are The Family Genomics Research Group in Maynooth University led by Dr Lorna Lopez at Maynooth University in collaboration with The Autism Research Group in Trinity College Dublin led Prof. Louise Gallagher.


Why is the study being done?

  • There is substantial evidence for a genetic basis in neurodevelopmental conditions, particularly in autism.

  • We hope to discover rare variants within and between families that will help us understand the more about the biology of these conditions.


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For more about autism genomics: 

Please review our research area theme of autism genomics.

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Please note that recruitment for this study has now closed