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03 August 2010

Eye tests show family autism connection

Relatives of people with autism often have subtle differences in the way they move their eyes, researchers said in a finding that might better diagnose and treat the condition.

Close relatives of people with autism often have subtle differences in the way they move their eyes, researchers said on Monday in a finding that might help doctors better diagnose and treat the condition.

"The eye movement differences are the same as the ones that we saw previously in the kids with autism. It is a way to get at the functioning of these specific brain systems that we think are part of the development of autism."

 
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