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The Study to Explore Early Development (SEED): A Multisite Epidemiologic Study of Autism by the Centers for Autism and Developmental Disabilities Research and Epidemiology (CADDRE) Network.
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PMID:  22350336     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The Study to Explore Early Development (SEED), a multisite investigation addressing knowledge gaps in autism phenotype and etiology, aims to: (1) characterize the autism behavioral phenotype and associated developmental, medical, and behavioral conditions and (2) investigate genetic and environmental risks with emphasis on immunologic, hormonal, gastrointestinal, and sociodemographic characteristics. SEED uses a case-control design with population-based ascertainment of children aged 2-5 years with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and children in two control groups-one from the general population and one with non-ASD developmental problems. Data from parent-completed questionnaires, interviews, clinical evaluations, biospecimen sampling, and medical record abstraction focus on the prenatal and early postnatal periods. SEED is a valuable resource for testing hypotheses regarding ASD characteristics and causes.
Diana E Schendel; Carolyn Diguiseppi; Lisa A Croen; M Daniele Fallin; Philip L Reed; Laura A Schieve; Lisa D Wiggins; Julie Daniels; Judith Grether; Susan E Levy; Lisa Miller; Craig Newschaffer; Jennifer Pinto-Martin; Cordelia Robinson; Gayle C Windham; Aimee Alexander; Arthur S Aylsworth; Pilar Bernal; Joseph D Bonner; Lisa Blaskey; Chyrise Bradley; Jack Collins; Casara J Ferretti; Homayoon Farzadegan; Ellen Giarelli; Marques Harvey; Susan Hepburn; Matthew Herr; Kristina Kaparich; Rebecca Landa; Li-Ching Lee; Brooke Levenseller; Stacey Meyerer; Mohammad H Rahbar; Andria Ratchford; Ann Reynolds; Steven Rosenberg; Julie Rusyniak; Stuart K Shapira; Karen Smith; Margaret Souders; Patrick Aaron Thompson; Lisa Young; Marshalyn Yeargin-Allsopp
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-2-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of autism and developmental disorders     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1573-3432     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-2-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7904301     Medline TA:  J Autism Dev Disord     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, MS E-86, Atlanta, GA, 30333, USA,
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