Understanding the Genetics & Epigenetics of Autism By Looking at the Brain
Autism BrainNet is sponsoring a webinar featuring Dr. Neelroop Parikshak of the University of California, Los Angeles. Instead of looking at genes one by one, researchers like Dr. Parikshak are studying many genes simultaneously to identify common mechanisms by which genes affect development of the autism brain, how it differs from the non-autism brain, and how these signals may converge to lead to a common autism phenotype. Because of the Autism BrainNet, the role of genetic and epigenetic signals on brain cells are better understood, shedding a light on newer and better intervention strategies in ASD. This webinar is free to join, but registration is required. Time: 12 to 1 p.m. EDT.