by Angela Guess
Autism Speaks announced today "a partnership with its Autism Genetic Resource Exchange (AGRE) program and Prometheus Research to build a data management system that will support the integration and centralization of several of Autism Speaks leading data and biospecimen repositories. This expansion will provide the research community with access to extensive clinical data, tissue, and biospecimens from over 15,000 individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their relatives from around the world."
The announcement continues, "By building capacity to develop and support more robust web-based data collection and management tools, Prometheus Research will further bolster AGRE's role as an international data coordination center (DCC). The AGRE DCC currently houses some of the largest genetic and phenotype datasets for use in scientific research and this partnership with Prometheus will allow the AGRE DCC to ensure maximum accessibility to Autism Speaks' signature resources."
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