ASF co-hosts the 2nd environmental epigenetic of autism research webinar

Published March 7, 2016

On Thursday, ASF, the Escher Fund for Autism and Autism Speaks co-organized the second in a series of webinars on environmental epigenetics.  These webinars are open to the public and provide discussions on the role of gene/environment interactions in autism led by leading researchers in the field.  This month, the presentations were given by Dr. Dana Dolinoy of U Michigan and Dr. Carol Yauk of Carleton University, who each showed data in animal models that exposures to one generation may pass to grandchildren and great grandchildren.  While speculative for autism, the links between environmental exposures and obesity across generations suggests that the research understanding of how genes interact with the environment need further research.  The summary can be found on this week’s podcast:http://asfpodcast.org/?p=157 and the full 2 hour webinar can be found here:  http://asfpodcast.org/?p=161

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