UBC partners in the Autism Sharing Initiative

July 20, 2021
The University of British Columbia has announced that it is a partner in the Autism Sharing Initiative, The initiative, which is supported by Canada’s Digital Technology Supercluster, will enable researchers from around the world to share anonymized clinical and genetic data to support autism research, personalized care, and treatment. Through the Autism Sharing Initiative, researchers can use anonymized datasets from parents and patients to gain insights on genetics and autism. “[B]y working across institutional boundaries, we’ll be able to better recognize emerging autism subtypes, which can help inform diagnosis and treatment,” said Dr Suzanne Lewis, a clinical professor in UBC’s department of medicine. UBC (BC)