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Autism, ADHD, Bipolar Disorder Focus Of Monthly Genetic Series

January 13, 2011

New research findings have shown that genes can influence the behaviors of children with autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and bipolar disorder. In a public forum Jan. 18 at the Health Museum of Houston, Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital experts will discuss how this will help broaden our understanding about these disorders and future treatment.

The forum will feature Dr. Christian Schaaf, assistant professor of molecular and human genetics at BCM, Dr. Diane Treadwell-Deering, assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at BCM and Texas Children’s, and Dr. Ayesha Mian, assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at BCM.

Sponsored by BCM and Texas Children’s, the event is part of the monthly “Evening with Genetics” lecture series organized by BCM’s department of molecular and human genetics. The series offers current information regarding care, education and research about genetic disorders.

The program is free and open to the public. It will be held at 7 p.m. at The Health Museum of Houston, 1515 Hermann Dr. For more information, contact Susan Fernbach at 832-822-4182 or fernbach@bcm.edu or visit the registration page.

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