Hype or Hope?

An research team has uncovered a genetic classifier that may predict the risk of autism, but it may not.

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It's an open access paper, so

It's an open access paper, so there's no excuse for journalist-scientists for not digging further

One way to prevent 90% of

One way to prevent 90% of Autism is though time-separated twinning http://prevmed.big.ac.cn/. I am not sure if this computational model has any practical significance since Autism is thought to be caused by de novo mutations. That is why AGRE collaborates with BGI to sequence their samples in a whole genome fashion, not just genotyping them with SNP arrays. Anyway, 300 false positives out of 1,000 tested samples (70% accuracy) seems like a very loose cannon with the realistic disease incidence just barely above 1%.