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Dr. Valerie Hu Serves as Editor of Newly Published Book Titled “Frontiers in Autism Research”

Congratulations to Valerie Hu, Ph.D., professor of biochemistry and molecular medicine and associate professor of genetics at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, who served as editor of the newly published book, titled “Frontiers in Autism Research.” The book was released last week, in concert with the 13th Annual International Meeting for Autism Research in Atlanta, GA.

This book focuses on the emerging and expanding areas of research on Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their potential to lead to better diagnosis and more effective therapies. These areas include innovative and integrative approaches to genetic/genomic analyses and investigations of epigenetic contributions, including the role of noncoding RNAs, DNA methylation, alternative splicing, RNA editing, and faulty translation in gene regulation and expression, metabolic and immune dysfunction, co-morbidities, as well as hormonal and gene-environment interactions that may increase risk for ASD.

Within each chapter, experts review cutting-edge research as well as provide their perspective on the future of research in their respective areas, including the challenges involved and the types of studies or advances that are necessary to move the field forward to achieve predicted translational goals.

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