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TED:自闭症—所知的和未知的
作者: 来源: 2014-07-16

  导读:在这个以事实为基础的演讲里,遗传学家温蒂·张带我们了解自闭症谱系障碍的最新发现:比如,自闭症有多重、甚至可能连锁的病因。在自闭症诊断所带来的忧虑和担心意外,张博士和她的团队关注的是研究、治疗,和倾听如何增强我们对自闭症的认知。


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  在这个以事实为基础的演讲里,遗传学家温蒂·张带我们了解自闭症谱系障碍的最新发现:比如,自闭症有多重、甚至可能连锁的病因。在自闭症诊断所带来的忧虑和担心意外,张博士和她的团队关注的是研究、治疗,和倾听如何增强我们对自闭症的认知。

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