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Baby brain scans may reveal autism risk: study

PARIS: Brain scans of babies may predict which ones will develop autism, a debilitating disorder whose symptoms can be softened with early behavioural therapy, researchers have found. In a trial, MRI scans revealed which infant brains were growing at a faster-than-normal rate -- a telltale sign of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), they wrote in the science journal Nature. It was already known that children with ASD have larger brains than unaffected ones, but not at which age the difference kicks in. Autism can be…