The Autism Chromosome Rearrangement Database

NAR Molecular Biology Database Collection entry number 752
Zhang J., Kanematsu E., Duggan G., Khaja R., MacDonald J.R. and Scherer S.W.
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada Program in Genetics and Genomic Biology, The Hospital for Sick Children, 555 University Ave, Toronto ON Canada M5G 1X8.

Database Description

A curated database of chromosomal breakpoints and other genomic features related to autism.

The Autism Chromosome Rearrangement Database is a collection of hand curated breakpoints and other genomic features, related to autism, taken from publicly available literature, databases and unpublished data. The database is continuously updated with information from in-house experimental data as well as data from published research studies. We welcome submission of data and comments regarding the database from the research community.

Recent Developments

Keyword searches of the database have been implemented and links to NCBI and UCSC are available for relevant publications and sequence links.


We thank The Centre for Applied Genomics at the Hospital for Sick Children (HSC) as well as collaborators worldwide. Supported by Genome Canada, the McLaughlin Centre for Molecular Medicine, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute International Scholar Program (to S.W.S.). and the HSC Foundation.


1. Xu, J., Zwaigenbaum, L., Szatmari, P. and Scherer, S.W. 2004. Molecular Cytogenetics of Autism. Current Genomics 5(4), 347-364.

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