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Autism Spectrum Disorder

Dr. Robinson co-chairs the Autism Working Group of the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium, as well as the Program in Neurodevelopmental Disorders at the Broad Institute.  Lab projects related to ASD include: genetic association, integration of findings from GWAS and exome data, and use of genotype and phenotype data to untangle ASD heterogeneity.

NeuroDev is a study of developmental disorders that, by 2022, will collect health and genetic information from over 5,000 people in Kenya and South Africa.The project will improve the medical community's understanding of intellectual disability, autism spectrum disorders, and other developmental differences in Africa, as well as all over the world.The research teams are based at the Kenyan Medical Research Institute, the University of Cape Town, the Harvard School of Public Health, and the Broad Institute.

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Patient Stratification Initiative

Schizophrenia, autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), and other behaviorally-defined disorders are highly heterogeneous. The patient stratification initiative is a concentrated effort in the Stanley Center to use genetic and phenotypic data to characterize this heterogeneity.

Genetic Epidemiology of Behavior and Cognition

We all carry some degree of genetic risk for neuropsychiatric disorders. Examining the general population associations to this risk in  can help us broadly understand health and disease.

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