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    Scientists Create ‘90 Percent Accurate’ Test for Autism

    Blood will tell. British researchers say they’ve discovered a link between autism spectrum disorder and damage to certain proteins in blood plasma, allowing them to develop a diagnostic test that’s far more accurate than current predictors. At least one in 68 children in the U.S. has ASD, which can cause a range of behavioral issues. While the original study tested only 69 children, the researchers — who hope their work can help identify the causes of autism — are aiming to expand to bigger studies and younger participants.

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