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Defining the biology of autism

When approaching faculty to gauge interest in a new Feinberg center focusing on autism, Peter Penzes, Ph.D., Ruth and Evelyn Dunbar Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, received puzzled responses from some professors ...

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