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Stanford biomedical data scientist Dennis Wall and his team are using brief home videos of kids to help make rapid diagnostic decisions about autism.

Stanford biomedical data scientist Dennis Wall and his team are using brief home videos of kids to help make rapid diagnostic decisions about autism.

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Studies have associated low zinc levels with autism spectrum disorder. But why this should be the case has been unclear. Now, scientists may have an explanation for the link.

Studies have associated low zinc levels with autism spectrum disorder. But why this should be the case has been unclear. Now, scientists may have an explanation for the link.

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Could social media — where misinformation is too often spread — be a place to help build trust in science and the research enterprise?

Could social media — where misinformation is too often spread — be a place to help build trust in science and the research enterprise?

Vasopressin levels are low in the cerebrospinal fluid of less-social rhesus monkeys and in people with autism, the study found. The discovery suggests that it may be possible to design a lab test to identify autism in kids.

Vasopressin levels are low in the cerebrospinal fluid of less-social rhesus monkeys and in people with autism, the study found. The discovery suggests that it may be possible to design a lab test to identify autism in kids.

Inspired by family members to pursue a science career, Stanford's Karen Parker is working to better understand the biological basis of social functioning as related to autism.

Inspired by family members to pursue a science career, Stanford's Karen Parker is working to better understand the biological basis of social functioning as related to autism.