Autism Genetics

Investigating the genetics of autism

Autism is a complex genetic disorder.

This means that the identification of autism risk factors requires large samples of well characterised individuals, and strong scientific cooperation between clinical and laboratory researchers.

The AGP was initiated to pool resources, and clinical and scientific expertise.

The clinicians and scientists participating in the AGP embody the phenotypic, statistical, molecular, and functional expertise needed to define the genetic architecture of autism.