Biostatistics approach to genetics yields new clues to roots of autism

A new approach to gene research has yielded new results - and maybe new clues as to potential indicators of autism.

Even better, the research indicates that early intervention - starting as soon as 12 months (!!) can perhaps prevent or lessen autism symptoms.

What struck me as most fascinating is the suggestion that drugs that are normally used to treat epilepsy in children may be useful as a preventative measure for autism symptoms.

The idea that we can catch and prevent the development in autism is a HUGE step forward, and I wish the researchers at Rockefeller luck in proceeding with their analysis and cllnical trials.

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