Parsing the Heterogeneity of Autism – July 26

Kane Hall 130 July 26, 2017 9:30 am - 11:30 am

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Raphael Bernier, Ph.D.

Description and Objectives:  The commonly heard saying “if you’ve met one child with ASD, you’ve met one child with ASD” speaks to the tremendous variability in symptom presentation in ASD.  ASD is as equally heterogeneous in terms of the identified causes.  Several hundred genes and genomic regions have already been associated with ASD and these recent gains in understanding the genetic contributions to ASD are illuminating the molecular mechanisms underlying ASD and informing individualized treatment targets.  This talk will highlight recent advances in gene discovery and how these advances are paving the way for precision medicine in ASD.