A remote Colombian town is home to the world’s largest cluster of people with fragile X syndrome. Scientists are learning from them — and trying to help.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Tag: diagnostic tests
From an app to diagnose autism to a crowdsourced project to map its prevalence, Dennis Wall is brimming with ambitious ideas. But his execution of these ideas leaves something to be desired, his critics say.
The California-based company’s phone application for autism diagnosis is not as far along as initial reports suggested.
Two new parent questionnaires could help clinicians identify autism in babies and in members of racial or ethnic minority groups.
People with mutations in SHANK3 have milder features than do those missing a chunk of DNA that includes the gene.
A new strategy for diagnosing autism shortens the evaluation process — and the wait for answers.
Girls with an autism diagnosis have more severe impairments in social communication than boys with the diagnosis.
A widely used test for autism misses some children with delays in motor, social and communication skills.