Face–brain asymmetry in autism spectrum disorders

@article{Hammond2008FacebrainAI,
  title={Face–brain asymmetry in autism spectrum disorders},
  author={Peter Hammond and Cynthia Forster-Gibson and Albert E. Chudley and Judith Allanson and Tim J. Hutton and Sandra A Farrell and Jess McKenzie and J. A. Holden and M E Suzanne Lewis},
  journal={Molecular Psychiatry},
  year={2008},
  volume={13},
  pages={614-623}
}
The heterogeneity of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) confounds attempts to identify causes and pathogenesis. Identifiable endophenotypes and reliable biomarkers within ASDs would help to focus molecular research and uncover genetic causes and developmental mechanisms. We used dense surface-modelling techniques to compare the facial morphology of 72 boys with ASD and 128 first-degree relatives to that of 254 unrelated controls. Pattern-matching algorithms were able to discriminate between the… CONTINUE READING
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