Identification of Genetic Modifiers in Rett Syndrome
Jeffrey Neul, MD, PhD | University of California San Diego
This project was awarded in late 2013 and will run in parallel with Dr. Justice’s mouse project. Dr. Neul will sequence the exomes (the protein producing portion of the genome) of high-functioning kids/adults in the hopes that some common variables may point to modifiers which can then become drug targets. Importantly, the sequencing and phenotypic data will be a valuable resource as it will be deposited into the National Database for Autism Research and available to the scientific community.