Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Researcher Seeks Genetic Answer to Autism

PROVIDENCE, R.I.-- Three papers published recently in the journal Neuron shed new light on the genetic roots of autism. Dr. Eric M. Morrow, a Brown University professor of biology and psychiatry and director of the Developmental Disorders Research Program, participated in the research.

As part of an occasional series on local researchers, Journal Medical Writer Felice J. Freyer last week talked with Morrow about the Neuron papers and his work at Brown. Below are condensed and edited excerpts of their conversation.

What was learned from the study published in Neuron?

This study could contribute to our understanding of what causes autism and potentially even be used in diagnosis and treatment based on the genetic findings.

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