A new genetic identifier, found by...

A new genetic identifier, found by researchers at Seattle Children’s Hospital and Research Institute, may allow doctors to diagnose autism

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A new genetic identifier, found by researchers at Seattle Children’s Hospital and Research Institute, may allow doctors to diagnose autism before a baby is even born. Dr. Raphael Bernier, who led the study, discovered that a mutation in the CHD8 gene both significantly increases a fetus’s likelihood to develop autism as well as causes many of the physical traits and symptoms unique to children with the same subtype of autism. Read more here....
http://blog.thebump.com/2014/07/09/will-doctors-soon-be-able-to-diagnose-autism-in-utero/
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