SFARI Gene 2.0: a community-driven knowledgebase for the autism spectrum disorders (ASDs)

Mol Autism. 2013 Oct 3;4(1):36. doi: 10.1186/2040-2392-4-36.


New technologies enabling genome-wide interrogation have led to a large and rapidly growing number of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) candidate genes. Although encouraging, the volume and complexity of these data make it challenging for scientists, particularly non-geneticists, to comprehensively evaluate available evidence for individual genes. Described here is the Gene Scoring module within SFARI Gene 2.0 (https://gene.sfari.org/autdb/GS_Home.do), a platform developed to enable systematic community driven assessment of genetic evidence for individual genes with regard to ASD.