Ethicists need to “get out of the way” of CRISPR, and researchers rally around routine screening for autism.
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A decision by a U.S. task force to withhold support for early autism screening could have dangerous consequences, researchers say.
Children with autism may not inhale sweet and foul scents through their noses the way other children do.
Although increasing numbers of people are receiving an autism diagnosis, the proportion of the population with autism symptoms has remained steady. This finding, from a study of more than 1 million Swedish children, backs the theory that autism’s rise stems from greater awareness of the disorder.
Parents can spot early signs of autism in their children but doctors don’t always listen to them, suggest two new studies.
A panel of genes expressed in blood may identify toddlers who will later be diagnosed with autism.
The genetic makeup of an individual plays much a bigger role than environmental factors in whether he or she develops autism, according to one of the largest twin studies to date.