Ask. Dr. Dennis Drayna from the NIH about Genetics and Stuttering (Ep. 500)

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Dennis Drayna, Ph.D.

Dr. Dennis Drayna joins Peter Reitzes for this special Ask the Expert episode to answer listener questions on genetics and stuttering. Thanks to the NIH for promoting this milestone episode!

On today’s episode Dr. Drayna is asked to discuss wide range of questions and topics including his research, advice to physicians, if genetics may be linked to stuttering severity and covert stuttering, the reality of gene-based therapies, related NIH research, how genetics and the environment interact, the inheritability of stuttering, genetics and possible subgroups of stuttering, the replicability of his research and much more. Dr. Drayna discusses a forthcoming publication on using mice to explore the genetics of stuttering.

Dennis Drayna, Ph.D., is Senior Investigator at the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders at the National Institutes of Health. Read more about Dr. Drayna at the NIH website here. Dr. Drayna has appeared four other times on StutterTalk. Those episodes are archived here.