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A new spit test to gauge individuals' risk of developing autism is now available in some parts of the US, but USA Today reports that some experts don't think tests like that are yet ready for prime time.

"What they're doing is laudable," Alison Singer, president and founder of the Autism Science Foundation, tells it. "This is where we want to be, we're just not ready to be there yet."

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Master's and doctoral students in the UK call on funding groups to extend their grants for the duration of the disruption caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, the Guardian reports.

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