Results of a recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine may lead to greater adoption of genetic tests like array comparative genomic hybridization, researchers and vendors say.
 
The paper, “Association between Microdeletion and Microduplication at 16p11.2 and Autism,” appeared online Jan. 9 and describes how three separate microarray platforms were used to identify a chromosomal deletion believed to be a high-risk contributor to around 1 percent of all cases of pediatric autism.

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