Midsummer Nights' Science: Autism spectrum disorders - genetics of an evolving diagnosis

Midsummer Nights' Science: Autism spectrum disorders - genetics of an evolving diagnosis

Midsummer NIghts' Science series, Broad Institute July 13

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 6:00pm

Autism spectrum disorders: genetics of an evolving diagnosis

Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are diagnosed far more frequently today than they were 20 years ago, and people with a diagnosis of ASD differ enormously in their behavior and abilities. Dr. Robinson will introduce recent findings from ASD genetics studies and discuss changes in the ASD diagnostic landscape.

Elise Robinson
Elise Robinson is an instructor in the Analytic and Translational Genetics Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital and an affiliated scientist at the Broad Institute. She is also an instructor in the Department of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Robinson’s research focuses on the genetic epidemiology of behavior and cognition. She is interested in using genetic data to understand the biology of neurodevelopmental variation and psychiatric disorders and to examine disease patterns in populations.

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