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Study finds that comprehensive use of copy number variant genetic testing offers important tool in individualized diagnosis, treatment

April 24, 2014

NEW YORK, N.Y. (April 24, 2014) – A new study from investigators with the Autism Genome Project,  the world’s largest research project on identifying genes associated with risk for autism, has found that the comprehensive use of copy number variant (CNV) genetic testing offers an important tool in individualized diagnosis and treatment of autism.

Discoveries support CNV genetic testing for personalized diagnosis and treatment of autism subtypes and associated medical conditions
April 24, 2014

Researchers with the Autism Genome Project are calling for the broad use of a relatively new type of genetic test – for copy number variants (CNVs) – as the next step in individualized diagnosis and treatment of autism.

November 28, 2010

Although previous studies have found that early intervention can be helpful for preschool-aged children, interventions for children who are toddlers are just now being tested.

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First randomized clinical trial of early intervention for toddlers shown to be effective for improving cognition, language, and adaptive behavior
February 04, 2010

Although previous studies have found that early intervention can be helpful for preschool-aged children, interventions for children who are toddlers are just now being tested.

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Losing language skills is found to be specific
February 01, 2010

Similar to ASD, children with Specific Language Impairment (SLI) have difficulties in language learning. SLI refers to a developmental language disorder that is not associated with deafness, autism, or general developmental delay.

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Researchers review evidence that individuals can lose their diagnoses
September 21, 2009

For decades, autism spectrum disorders have been assumed to be life-long conditions.

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Unusual findings extend the search
September 21, 2009

The foray into the intersection between autism and immunology has borne many interesting results throughout the years, the latest of which is the discovery of maternal antibodies to fetal brain proteins.

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Converging evidence supports a role for the synapse
September 21, 2009

The wide range of symptoms associated with autism has long been one of the major challenges for diagnosis and treatment. Researchers suspect this heterogeneity is due to the fact that many different genetic and environmental risk factors can contribute to autism.

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