The MSSNG database, available to interested researchers, includes the whole genomes of over 10,000 individuals affected by autism. The sequenced DNA comes from the Autism Genetic Research Exchange (AGRE) repository or from other well-phenotyped cohorts entering into this study. The researchers at MSSNG update the data as it comes through, providing data analysis and storage tools to participants as well.
The MSSNG database is built and stored using Google's Cloud Platform and Google Genomics. To gain access to the database researchers can access an online portal or refer to the steps outlined on the MSSNG website. Researchers are also directed to data sharing and research policies to guide their work and maintain the integrity of the project.
With the help of the global research community, MSSNG aims to produce greater insights into the causes and progression of autism throughout society.