Brain scan predicts autism outcome

April 9, 2015 8:59 PM

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The more we know about autism, the more complicated it seems. Development of autism spectrum disorder is influenced by a combination of factors, some genetic and some apparently environmental. Moreover, autistic behaviors cover a vast range from near-total isolation to moderate social deficiencies.

But that complicated picture can be simplified with a brain scan that groups autism spectrum toddlers into just two categories, according to a study published Thursday.

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