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Identifying the signs of autism earlier

How early can you diagnose autism? The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends screening children beginning at 18 months, but research suggests subtle warning signs may be apparent even earlier, according to Patricia ...

Oct 29, 2013
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A research identifies novel autism candidate genes

A scientific study published on the journal Molecular Psychiatry identifies new genes involved in autism, a polygenic disorder that is difficult to diagnose and treat. Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) represent a group of neu ...

Oct 23, 2013
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