Autism BrainNet Webinar-January 22, 2018

On January 22nd, Christopher Walsh, MD, PhD, Autism BrainNet researcher and Chief of the Division of Genetics at Boston Children’s Hospital, presented data on genetic mutations that occur in the brain, and only in the brain. These mutations, named post-zygotic mutations, are seen only in the brain because they occur after the formation of the zygote, when the embryo starts to form and develop and different types of cells are formed. Dr. Walsh presented data on why these mutations are important for understanding symptoms of autism, and how they contribute to the formation of the autistic brain.

 

To watch a recording of the webinar, please click here.