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5 minute quiz can help parents identify autism in infants

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The questionnaire can help to identify autism in infants as young as 12 months. flickr/cc/paparutzi

A 5 minute quiz may tell parents if their infants have autism. A new study out today from UC San Diego's Autism Center of Excellence shows that this screening process can identify babies at a year old...which could give them a crucial early start in treatment. The test however has a 25% false positive rate. What does it all mean? Karen Pierce, the lead author of the study is on with Madeleine to discuss.

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