Researcher’s work highlights possibility of salivary test for autism

Steven Hicks, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Penn State College of Medicine, is the lead author on a recent paper showing that a salivary test based on multiple RNA features can accurately identify children with autism spectrum disorder.

“Though additional validation of these results is needed (and is currently being funded by the National Institutes of Health), our findings suggest that a biologic test for autism may be part of physicians’ toolkits in the near future,” Hicks told Reuters Health.

Read more about the study from Reuters Health.

See the article in Frontiers in Genetics.

December 20, 2018 Penn State College of Medicine News

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