Genetic risk test developed for Autism

Developing New Tests for Autism

Tests like this one may mean that in the future, babies can be diagnosed with autism at a much earlier age. Photo: Bridget Coila/flickr

A genetic tests that helps identify the risk of autism in children as young as six months old has been developed. Currently the test only has a 70 per cent accuracy rate, but it has opened the way for more research and discussion on the topic. Emma Rennie investigates.

Read the original study, Predicting the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder using gene pathway analysis.

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