Brain scans could identify babies most at risk of developing autism, study shows

Brain scans could identify babies most at risk of developing autism, study shows

Brain scans could identify babies most at risk of developing autism, study shows 150 150 icnagency

By: Ian Sample Science editor | Brain scans could identify babies most at risk of developing autism, study shows | Neuroscience | The Guardian

Images revealed which infants would go on to have an autism diagnosis, raising hopes for earlier care and interventions for those affected

Babies who are most at risk of developing autism as toddlers have been identified from brain scans in the first year of life.

The images helped doctors spot which of a group of children who were already at risk because of autism in the family would later be diagnosed with the condition.

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