An initial version of this story had a trippy quote from one of the study researchers. We’re glad that this sensational language and other deficiencies were addressed in subsequent editing. The revised version is much better.
This online piece – and the slickly produced video within it – were apparently done for CNN International and a segment called “Make, Create, Innovate.” We suggest, instead, an approach that would discuss “Data, Evidence, Costs” and more.
Aided by caveats in a concluding quote from an independent expert, this story was appropriately cautious about the value of an experimental approach for children at risk of autism. But it should have warned readers that the findings were not statistically significant. We offer training to help journalists make these judgments.
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