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Defining the genetic architecture of specific language impairment with implications for autism

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Synopsis: Dr. Christopher Bartlett is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Battelle Center for Mathematical Medicine, Ohio State University
Start Time: Monday, February 18, 2013 12:00 PM
End Time: Monday, February 18, 2013 1:00 PM
Location: Life Sciences Building
Address: 145 Bevier Road
Campus: Busch
Room: Auditorium
City, State, Country: Piscataway, NJ US
Fee: n/a
Speaker: Dr. Christopher Bartlett
Sponsor: Rutgers Univ. Dept. of Genetics
Category: Talk, Lecture, Seminar
Web Site: http://genetics.rutgers.edu/
Contact Name: Dr. Judy Flax
Contact Email: flax@dls.rutgers.edu
Contact Phone: (732) 445-1224
Additional Information: Seminar Abstract: Specific language impairment (SLI) is a neurodevelopmental failure to acquire language normally despite adequate opportunity and environment in the absence of explanatory neurological factors. SLI has a strong genetic component and shares etiological factors with disorders such as autism. Yet, those common genetic factors defy simple additive genetic models.
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