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Friday, February 17, 2012 View Comments walknowforautismspeaks

Tune-in to NBC Nightly News this evening, February 17, at 6:30 p.m., ET, for an interview with Geri Dawson, Autism Speaks Chief Science Officer. Dawson will discuss the Autism Speaks funded Infant Brain Imaging Study (IBIS) reported online today in the American Journal of Psychiatry.

The new study suggests the changes in brain development that underlie autism may be detectable in children as young as 6 months of age, even before symptoms emerge. For more details, here’s a link to a Science news item on the study.