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This test could assist in the early detection of the condition in babies and children and help in the early management of those who become diagnosed,” says lead researcher Professor Stan Skafidas, Director of the Center for Neural Engineering at the University of Melbourne.
“It would be particularly relevant for families who have a history of autism or related conditions such as Asperger’s syndrome,” he says.
Autism affects around one in 150 births and is characterized by abnormal social interaction, impaired communication, and repetitive behaviors.
The test correctly predicted autism spectrum disorder (ASD) with more than 70 percent accuracy in people of central European descent. Ongoing validation tests are continuing including the development of accurate testing for other ethnic groups.


Via Natalie Stewart