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Dr. Wendy Chung Delivers TED2014 Talk on Autism and Genetics

In March 2014 at the Vancouver Convention Centre in Vancouver, Canada, bioethics professor Wendy Chung spoke at the 30th annual TED conference.

Her talk, "Autism — what we know (and what we don’t know yet)" explored the roots and misconceptions surrounding autism. "Autism isn’t a single condition. It’s actually a spectrum of disorders,” says Dr. Chung, “and like it is a spectrum of disorders, it has a spectrum of causes.”

Dr. Chung says, "For some individuals, autism is GENETIC—they have one single, powerful deterministic gene that causes autism. And in others, it’s genetic and caused by a combination of genes and other factors.”

Watch Dr. Chung's TED talk below, and read her faculty bio.