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How immune cells help wire the brain: Implications for autism and psychiatric illness

Beth Stevens, Ph.D.Research Associate in Neurology, Boston Children’s Hospital
Associate Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School

On 2 November 2016, Beth Stevens discussed recent work that implicates brain immune cells, called microglia, in sculpting of synaptic connections during development and their relevance to autism, schizophrenia and other brain disorders.

One brain, many genomes: Somatic mutation and genomic variability in human cerebral cortex

Christopher Walsh, M.D., Ph.D.Chief of the Division of Genetics, Boston Children’s Hospital
Bullard Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School

On 27 April 2016, Christopher Walsh reviewed recent work on ‘somatic mutations’ — de novo mutations that are present in some brain cells but not in all cells of the body — in several neurological conditions associated with intellectual disability and seizures.

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