AUCD Webinar: Southeast Regional Consortium and AUCD Presents! Genetic Factors Contributing to Disability

Submitted by:Tyler Reimschisel MD, LEND Director, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, TN
Source: Southeast Regional Consortium and Tyler Reimschisel, MD

October 8, 2013

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This webinar begins with a brief overview of the recent history of genetic and genomic medicine, with special emphasis on the rapid pace with which discoveries have been made in this burgeoning field.  An area that has experienced considerable progress is the breadth of genetic testing that is available for individuals with developmental disabilities.  A significant portion of the webinar is devoted to a discussion of the most common genetic tests that can be utilized in the evaluation of individuals with developmental disabilities.  The discussion includes the indications, benefits and limitations, and process for interpreting clinical genetic tests.  Selected common genetic conditions are reviewed briefly.