The current average age for a child being diagnosed with autism is about 4 years old. Emory University researchers are joining other clinical trial...

The current average age for a child being diagnosed with autism is about 4 years old.

Emory University researchers are joining other clinical trial centers to evaluate a blood test that could help make diagnoses much earlier  — and begin earlier treatment of the condition.

Autism affects about one in 50 U.S. children aged 6 to 17.

In this video GHN interview, courtesy of Emory University, Michael Morrier, assistant director of the Emory Autism Center, discusses the clinical trial and the importance of diagnosing autism as soon as possible for children.

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