From Our Experts: Autism Screening

Dr. Risha Nahar Lulla, M.Sc (Glasgow, UK), PhD (Delhi, India), Principal Genetic Counselor and Pharmacogenomics Expert at Mapmygenome, is reputed to be India’s first Board Certified (Senior level) Genetics Counselor with over 10 years of experience in the field of medical genetics. She has authored several international scientific papers and is currently based at Hyderabad, India (previously with KIMS hospitals, Hyderabad and Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi). She has counseled thousands of families with various genetic conditions, including young couples who are planning a family, pregnant mothers, infants, children of all ages and adults with genetic conditions. Dr. Risha Nahar has worked on several research projects on the pharmacogenetics of common drugs, published several landmark publications along with the World’s first Genetic Bleeding Risk Algorithm for anticoagulant users.

She shares her Expert’s View on autism screening:

“A diagnosis of mild autism-spectrum-disorder or natural human neurodiversity in play? — such a fine line.”

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