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Simons VIP
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Funded by The Simons Foundation

The goal of the Simons Variation in Individuals Project (VIP) is to better understand the medical, learning, and behavioral features of individuals with 16p11.2 deletions and duplications in over 200 families nationwide. Detailed clinical evaluations and MRI studies will be performed. Participating research centers include University of Washington, Baylor College of Medicine, Children’s Hospital of Boston/Harvard University, Emory University, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, University of California San Francisco, and Columbia University School of Medicine.

Interested in finding out more about the study?

Please visit to find out more about the study and 16p11.2 deletions or duplications.

Information for families participating in the Simons VIP study

Welcome to the University of Washington Simons VIP study!

This site is intended to provide you with an introduction to the UW Simons VIP research team, as well as some information about what you can expect during you time here with us. We look forward to meeting you in person during your visit, and please feel free to contact us any time with questions prior to your visit at: 206-616-2889 or

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