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Animal Models

About the Animal Models Module

The Animal Models module of SFARI Gene examines data from animal models used in laboratory research to elucidate the underlying causes of ASD.

Through rigorous curation of primary scientific research, the Animal Models module provides integrated coverage of the latest discoveries at the molecular, cellular, and behavioral levels in ASD.

The data gleaned from genetic and induced animal models can be used to better our understanding of the basic mechanisms of autism and help improve treatments for ASD. We envision that our work will also provide a platform for data mining, bioinformatics, and computational strategies that can be used to develop robust predictive models of these disorders.

Kumar A, et. al. “Animal model integration to AutDB, a genetic database for autism” BMC Med Genomics, 2011 Jan 27; 4:15.

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