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NEW YORK – Only three percent of individuals with autism spectrum disorder have undergone recommended genetic testing, a new analysis has found.

Autism spectrum disorder is thought to have a genetic component and has been associated with rare copy number variants and single-nucleotide variants. A number of professional medical groups recommend that individuals diagnosed with autism be offered chromosomal microarray testing and fragile X testing. 

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The Washington Post reports that Herbert Tabor, who worked at the US National Institutes of Health for 77 years, has died at 101.

The World Bank is seeking approval for a $12 billion plan to provide low-income nations with funds to procure SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, according to Reuters.

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