In the 2013 Holiday Lectures on Science, leading medical researchers explain how advances in genomics are revolutionizing their work, leading to a better understanding of disease and to improved treatments.
The poster for the 2013 Holiday Lectures on Science, Medicine in the Genomic Era, illustrates the difference between germline and somatic cell mutations.
Dr. Walsh is an HHMI investigator whose research focuses on understanding the genes involved in the development and function of the human brain.
Recent advances in DNA sequencing technology have led to a better understanding of the many genes that play a role in brain development.
Over the past decade, the application of advanced DNA sequencing techniques has greatly increased our understanding of the genetic basis of autism.
A student discussion with the lecturers of the 2013 Holiday Lectures on Science.
Dr. Walsh recalls his childhood as one of eight siblings, discovering science in college, and the role of genomics in studying autism.
Ms. Yang describes what it was like growing up in a family filled with medical doctors, discusses her MD-PhD program, and provides advice to high school students interested in science.
Most of the neurons of the cerebral cortex arise from progenitor cells that undergo repeated cell division.
Genes associated with autism affect the structure and function of neuronal synapses.
A new technique for making the brain transparent provides extremely detailed views of groups of neurons.
Dante is a healthy 10-year-old boy who has had half his cerebral cortex surgically removed to treat his seizures.
Dr. Christopher Walsh discusses how genomic science has made enormous contributions to our understanding of the genetic causes of autism.
Dante is a 10-year-old boy born with hemimegalencephaly—an enlargement of half his brain.