Will Doctors Soon Be Able to Diagnose Autism in Utero?

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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... read more