Genetics researchers have identified 25 additional copy number variations (CNVs) — missing or duplicated stretches of DNA — that occur in some patients with autism. According to the researchers, these are “high impact” CNVs: although individually rare, each has a strong effect in raising an individual’s risk for autism.
By pointing out the importance of standardized screening and communication between clinicians and caregivers, a pair of new studies from CHOP’s PolicyLab can help physicians and families better support children with developmental disorders.
The Clinical and Translational Research Center (CTRC) is now accepting research proposals to be considered for the Junior Investigator Prelimi- nary/Feasibility Grant Program (JIPGP).
We invite faculty at the rank of assistant professor or higher to nominate colleagues for the 2013 CHOP Mentor Award. The award recognizes faculty mentors who, during the past three years, demonstrated extraordinary dedication to fostering the professional development of other members of the CHOP faculty (not trainees).