The AutismExposome project aims to investigate what contributed a significant increase to the autism prevalence in the U.S. over the past decades, focusing on discovery of internal and external environmental exposures that are detectable in the blood from the patients with autism and their family members compared to individuals without autism.
The project hypothesizes that environmental exposures contributing to autism create an exposure history reflected in transcriptomic and environmental metabolomic profiles. Therefore, this multi-faceted investigation provides an opportunity to search for novel factors in ASD that may play a role in ASD etiology and preliminary information for future research.
The project is interrogating both child and parent exposomes, defined as the cumulative measure of internal and external environmental influences and associated biological responses (including exposures from environment, diet, behavior and endogenous process) throughout the lifespan.
The AutismExposome project is funded by the National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH R01MH107205)
Check here AutismExposome project's web page for more information.
The AutismExposome Chemical Explorer is an interactive web to explorer the different chemical measures obtained from a set of 93 samples including 28 Control, 22 Cases, 27 Father (cases related) and 16 Mother (cases related).
This platform allows to explore the different levels of measured chemicals from both targeted (GC-MS) and un-targeted (LC-HRMS) metabolome data.
Each tabs offers a specific set of data to explore.