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Frequent eye movements in babies linked to autism, researchers say

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: (Published 09 February 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h702
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

More frequent eye movements in babies have been linked with a later diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder in research funded by the Medical Research Council.

The researchers said that this work was at an early stage and eye movement alone was not a reliable indicator that a child may later be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder.1 But they said that the findings may contribute to better ways of identifying babies with early signs …

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