Stan Skafidas and Christos Pantelis are the leading figures of the research team from the University of Melbourne who uncovered an early genetic test to predict a child’s risk of autism. This is the first known test of its kind and is supposed to be the most accurate yet.
This test gives the children the opportunity to be scanned every six months. According to the scientists, the test can evolve and help doctors find the right treatment to the disease. The current accuracy rate means nearly a third of children would be incorrectly diagnosed. The genetic test could be available within five years.
(Source: Neos Kosmos)