Implicit biases might be to blame, and the discrepancy persists across clinics, regardless of maternal education, family income and a child’s IQ score.
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Neurona Health, a company in San Francisco, California, backed away from part of its newly launched services after Spectrum started reporting about them.
The pandemic has forced many health-care students to train online, raising concerns about their readiness.
Only a quarter of more than 1,000 autism intervention studies published since 1990 report on participants’ races and ethnicities, and just one included a Native American participant.
The fact that autism seems to affect more boys than girls is often attributed to diagnostic gaps, but the skew remains largely unexplained. Some scientists are turning to basic biology for answers.
The connection is likely mediated by environmental, not genetic, factors, according to a new study.
The paper relied on parent-reported data and adjusted for few potentially confounding variables.
The current system to approve genetic and metabolic conditions for newborn screening can’t keep pace with research on new therapies. Don Bailey wants to bring it up to speed.