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Researchers Pursuing Novel Methods to Diagnose Autism

August 15, 2013

A handful of recent studies are delving into new methods of screening children and adults for autism. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that 1 in 88 children has this disorder, which affects communication, behavior, and socialization. In one study, researchers suggest that "micromovements" some people with autism make when asked to point to a dot on a screen may be indicative of the disorder. These resultshave been published in the open-access journal Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience. (The journal Medical Daily offers a less-dense synopsis of the research.) To read more, click here

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