In this factual talk, geneticist Wendy Chung shares what we know about autism spectrum disorder — for example, that autism has multiple, perhaps interlocking, causes. Looking beyond the worry and concern that can surround a diagnosis, Chung and her team look at what we’ve learned through studies, treatments and careful listening. (from official Ted web site)
Who is she?:
At the Simons Foundation, Wendy Chung is working to characterize behavior, brain structure and function in people with genetic variations that may relate to autism.(Op cite)
Why you should view:
She separates fact from fiction in the understanding of this complex and all too prevalent spectrum disorder.
- Compare and contrast the challenges faced by Justin and Gabriel.
- What was the result of the new definition for autism?
- What does Chung say about the relationship between vaccines and autism?
- What evidence does she present that supports a genetic basis for autism?
- Describe her research at the Simons Foundation.
- What conclusions can be drawn from her research? What is yet to be discovered?
Scientists narrow down the startling risk factors that can cause autism https://www.cnbc.com/2017/09/07/scientists-reveal-autism-risk-factors.html CNBC reports.