ABOUT OUR RESEARCH
Developmental disorders of the human brain can cause epilepsy, intellectual disability and/or autism. We study the genetics and molecular biology of the developing cerebral cortex, the brain's largest structure, to advance the understanding, diagnosis and management of human neurological disease.
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PUBLICATIONS
Our research achievements are peer-reviewed and published in collaboration with other scientists and clinicians around the world.

Rates, distribution and implications of postzygotic mosaic mutations in autism spectrum disorder

Integrated genome and transcriptome sequencing identifies a noncoding mutation in the genome replication factor DONSON as the cause of microcephaly-micromelia syndrome
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NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
Our research is currently highlighted in various media such as The Atlantic and The Wall Street Journal. Check out what our current and former lab members are up to here!

Large Study Shines Spotlight on Mosaic Mutations in Autism
Spectrum News, July 2017

Christopher A. Walsh Lab receives $10 Million dollar grant to create Allen Discovery Center for Human Brain Evolution in partnership with David E. Reich and Michael Greenberg.
Boston Globe, July 2017


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SPECIALTY CLINICS
The Brain Development and Genetics Clinic offers consultation for children with developmental brain disorders and their families. Our physicians will review brain MRIs and medical history to help provide the best diagnosis and management options available.

Christopher Walsh, MD, PhD
Annapurna Poduri, MD, MPH
Ganesh Mochida, MD, PhD
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