NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – In a study appearing online last night in PLoS ONE, researchers from Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and elsewhere reported on a gene expression signature in the blood that appears to hold promise for diagnosing autism spectrum disorder.

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