NIH director Dr. Francis Collins moderated an 8th virtual town hall on coronavirus on Sept. 10 to provide a status update on Covid-19 and its impact on NIH’s community. Close to 14,500 people tuned in live, with nearly 1,000 viewing on demand via NIH VideoCast.
Like many NIH researchers faced with the devastating Covid-19 pandemic, Dr. Carson Chow shifted to mandatory telework, wondering how he could contribute to the world’s understanding of the virus. To many, though, his pivot to Covid research might seem incongruous.
The diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) includes a wide range of behavioral and cognitive symptoms and outcomes. Harvard's Dr. Elise Robinson is among the researchers who are analyzing genetic data to understand this variability, which she discussed at a recent NIMH innovation lecture.