Researchers close in on better, faster ways to diagnose autism

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A Canadian-led research team has identified several more genetic mutations that appear to be linked to autism spectrum disorder.

The results offer hope for new, faster ways to diagnose autism spectrum disorder, or ASD.

The international team looked at the entire DNA code of affected individuals, a method called whole genome sequencing. The researchers believe they are the first to take such an in-depth look at genetic alterations associated with ASD.

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