SFARI gene: ASD-associated genes derived from the blood sample with
one child and unaffected parents and siblings. (SFARI)
SPARK gene: ASD-associated genes derived from the saliva sample with
individuals with ASD and their parents and siblings. (more)
Syndromic: Genes that are assigned the “Syndromic” distinction contain
mutations that are associated with a substantial degree of increased risk
and consistently linked to additional characteristics not required for an ASD diagnosis.
Gene score: A gene score is a numeric or alphanumeric value calculated evidence
by SFARI Gene that is assigned to a gene to indicate the strength of the
linking it to ASD.