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Using DNA to predict schizophrenia, autism
Osaka University researchers show in a multi-institute collaboration that a single amino acid substitution in the protein CX3CR1 may act as predictor for schizophrenia and autism Huntington's disease, cystic fibrosis, and muscular dystrophy are all diseases that can be traced to a single mutation. Diagnosis in asymptomatic patient for these diseases is relatively easy -- You...
A Breakthrough AI Can Now Predict Which Babies Will Develop Autism
IDENTIFYING AUTISM A study published in Science Transitional Medicine has found that doctors can predict which babies will develop autism spectrum disorder (ASD) by the age of two with an astonishing 96 percent success rate. The test uses a combination of functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and machine-learning algorithms. The study took brain scans of 59 “sibs”...
Lasting value of pre-school education
Giving all children a boost early in life, via quality pre-school education, is a good that should be seen as non-excludable and non-rivalrous. The benefits abound: It gives each child a proper start so he has a better chance of succeeding later. The ethos that every child counts is thus established at the outset. A...