With his book Des gènes, des synapses, des autismes: Un voyage vers la diversité des personnes autistes (French Edition), Thomas Bourgeron and his team delve into DNA in a fascinating investigation in search of the genes associated with autism (or rather the diversity of people with autism).
This book, published on January 18, 2023, details for the very first time the discoveries of the scientist whose research revolutionized our understanding of autism by demonstrating its genetic component. After more than 20 years of collaborative work between scientists, physicians, autistic individuals and their families, the geneticist continues to defend a participatory approach to research on autism. Based on solid scientific data, it is possible to develop personalized support and improve the quality of life and autonomy of people with autism.
Thomas Bourgeron is Head of the Human Genetics and Cognitive Functions laboratory at the Institut Pasteur and Professor of Genetics at Université Paris-Cité. He is a member of the French Academy of Sciences and the Institut universitaire de France.
Read the book:
Bourgeron, T. (2023). Des gènes, des synapses, des autismes: Un voyage vers la diversité des personnes autistes (French Edition). Odile Jacob.