In search of biomarkers for autism: scientific, social and ethical challenges

@article{Walsh2011InSO,
  title={In search of biomarkers for autism: scientific, social and ethical challenges},
  author={Pat Walsh and Mayada Elsabbagh and Patrick F. Bolton and Ilina Singh},
  journal={Nature Reviews Neuroscience},
  year={2011},
  volume={12},
  pages={603-612}
}
There is widespread hope that the discovery of valid biomarkers for autism will both reveal the causes of autism and enable earlier and more targeted methods for diagnosis and intervention. However, growing enthusiasm about recent advances in this area of autism research needs to be tempered by an awareness of the major scientific challenges and the important social and ethical concerns arising from the development of biomarkers and their clinical application. Collaborative approaches involving… CONTINUE READING

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