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Tags: autism


Guardian trumpets a test to diagnose autism, but where’s the evidence?


Well-sourced story doesn’t oversell findings of study on MRIs for early autism detection


No original reporting: Fox News story rehashes news release for story on autism and fecal transplants


Guardian calls statistically insignificant study results a ‘breakthrough’ in care of children with autism


Globe story on experimental autism treatment is all anecdote, no data