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10 Apr 2020
The Genetics of Stuttering with Dr. Dennis Drayna from the NIH (Ep. 684)
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Dennis Drayna, Ph.D. joins Peter Reitzes to discuss the genetics of stuttering and a recent study in which stuttering mutations were engineered into mice that caused stuttering-like vocalization deficits.
Dr. Dennis Drayna is Scientist Emeritus at the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders and a Board Member of the Stuttering Foundation.
Dr. Drayna was asked to discuss how “normal” mice responded to mice with stuttering-like vocalizations, what genetics research suggests about persistency and recovery, how genetics research may impact future treatment research, his future plans, and so much more.