One person's autism can look very different from the next. Autism is a multifaceted spectrum disorder, so its underlying mechanisms and outward manifestations vary widely, with important implications for optimal treatment strategies.
From cancer drugs designed to match a child's specific molecular abnormality, to a phone app that can offer a dermatologic diagnosis quicker than an office visit, the future of children's healthcare is unfolding right before our eyes at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute.
Many scientific endeavors take place quietly behind laboratory walls, but this week's In the News items are worth shouting about. A genomics expert will share his insights about CHOP's precision medicine experience at the inaugural Advances in Genome Biology and Technology meeting. Driving safety researchers asked teens to speak up about their perceptions of passenger distraction.