Finding new answers for autism through genome sequencing
Researching the genetic factors that contribute to autism is crucial for early detection, treatment, and life long care for those diagnosed. Genetic sequencing can help identify many subtypes of autism, which may lead to more personalized and accurate treatments in the future.
Social Exclusion MSSNG will sequence the DNA of over 10,000 families affected by autism in the hope that this will help to progress many unanswered questions about the disorder. With the help of Google Cloud, the data will be accessible to researchers for free everywhere, so genome scientists from around the world can study trillions of data points from one single database. Their first pilot program of 1,000 whole genomes led to new discoveries about autism.