Genomics is a powerful tool for developing potential intervention strategies for improving outcomes in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and ADHD. These often comorbid conditions may be due to many contributing factors interacting with each other, combined with the epigenetic effects of diet, lifestyle, and environment. This presentation will illustrate how understanding the function of genes and the effects of reported variants on a molecular level can be used to develop actionable and targeted potential interventions for combinations of variants. Cases will be shared to support the efficacy of this strategy and to show how these targeted interventions can be to improve ASD-related symptoms significantly.
Speaker: Heather Way, PhD