Concept Clearance » From Genes to Biology: Scalable Approaches for Biological Characterization of Mental Illness Risk Genes

One of the main bottlenecks in translating from genes associated with mental illnesses to disease biology lies in the lack of scalable experimental platforms that can extend the unbiased nature of gene discovery to the discovery of biological mechanisms. This initiative aims to fill that gap by optimizing and implementing new scalable technologies for functionally characterizing many genes in parallel to reveal mechanisms underlying disorders such as autism and schizophrenia.