Dr. James Lyons-Weiler
The Environmental and Genetic Causes of Autism (SKYHORSE)
Friday • March 10 • 7pm
U District store
Discussion & Book Signing
Dr. James Lyons-Weiler delves deep into past and current research to reveal how genetic and environmental factors can combine to produce autism and autism spectrum disorders. The Environmental and Genetic Causes of Autism provides a major overview of all aspects of the condition, reviews changes in diagnoses and treatments, and explains how genetic information can be used to tailor effective treatments of the symptoms. With rates of autism on the rise in the United States, this book makes for an enlightening read. Get up to date on the latest information about a complicated subject at this discussion with the author.
Dr. James Lyons-Weilers books get to the very heart of the matter. He brings a lifetime of experience in biomedical research, genetics, organismal and molecular biology, and deep history into all of his works. Fact-based, hard-hitting (when necessary) and always educational, he derives his passion for writing from a desire to reduce human pain and suffering.
Born on the banks of the St. Lawrence River, Lyons-Weiler often found escape from a weary life among the books in the public library. He found the science and medical books especially appealing, and read volumes on cancer and other diseases.