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Posted by Frances on September 15, 2000 at 13:11:21:

(sorry such short notice) LIve Chat @DNA.com
Friday, September 15, 2000 @ 2pm EST
w/ guest Susan Lee Smalley Ph.D. @DNA.com

Although the cause of autism is unknown, studies of twins have shown that genetics play a strong role.

Dr. Susan Lee Smalley, co-director of the center of neurobehavioral genetics at UCLA, discusses what we have learned so far about the genetics of autism.


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Susan Lee Smalley, Ph.D., is the co-director of the Center for Neurobehavioral Genetics at the University of California, Los Angeles' Neuropsychiatric Research Institute. She also is the co-director of the Tuberous Sclerosis Clinic at the UCLA Department of Pediatrics. Dr. Smalley is a member of the American Society of Human Genetics, the International Society of Psychiatric Genetics, the Behavior Genetics Association, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Dr. Smalley earned her master's and doctoral degrees in anthropology from UCLA, where she also conducted her post-doctoral fellowship in interdisciplinary medical genetics and childhood psychopathology.


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