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Nih.gov: Children's visual engagement is heritable and altered in autism

Nih.gov: Children's visual engagement is heritable and altered in autism

Attention to mouth and eyes is influenced by genetic factors, suggests NIH-funded study

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

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How children visually engage with others in social situations is a heritable behavior that is altered in children with autism, according to a study funded by the National Institutes of Health.

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Nih.gov: Autism Spectrum Disorder

Definition

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is the name for a group of developmental disorders. ASD includes a wide range, “a spectrum,” of symptoms, skills, and levels of disability.

People with ASD often have these characteristics:

Ongoing social problems that include difficulty communicating and interacting with others Repetitive behaviors as well

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Nih.gov: Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Nih.gov: Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

ASD is a complex developmental disorder that affects how a person behaves, interacts with others, communicates, and learns. NICHD is one of many federal agencies and NIH Institutes working to understand ASD. NICHD supports and conducts research on what causes autism, how best to detect signs of autism, how best

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