PRECISION MEDICINE IN AUTISM
PRISMA LIBRARY OF LIFE
We are eager to launch our new video aimed at kids on the autism spectrum and their families, explaining in a clear and engaging way key concepts like autism, genetics and genetic testing. Watch the video, where you’ll meet Bo, DiNA, and the rest of their friends!
Prisms are wonderful objects; a simple but elegant piece of glass that can take a single stream of light and transform it into a beautiful spectrum of colors, which can be used to shine light in dark places so that we can better see the way.
That description recapitulates the mission and vision of our Precision Medicine in Autism (PRISMA) group; we aim to understand the unique strengths and challenges of people with autism or other neurodevelopmental conditions in the context of the diverse rare genetic changes that can be found in up to 1 in 3 people with these diagnoses. By bringing together research, clinical care, education, and community engagement, we focus on creating a comprehensive strategy to improve the healthcare of people with psychiatric conditions stemming from rare genomic disorders. Plus, it highlights our focus on diversity, as “prisma”is the Spanish word for prism!
In this collaboration with Positive Exposure, we use photography to raise awareness about the importance of diverse individual perspectives and their ability to collectively strengthen our shared humanity and our community. To read more click here