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ERIC Number: EJ1152547
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Sep
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Developing Clinically Practicable Biomarkers for Autism Spectrum Disorder
McPartland, James C.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v47 n9 p2935-2937 Sep 2017
Despite significant advances in understanding the biological bases of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), the field remains primarily reliant on observational and parent report measures of behavior to guide clinical practice, conduct research, and evaluate intervention outcomes. There is a critical need for objective measures to more sensitively and validly quantify risk for ASD, ASD symptomatology, and its change in clinical trials. To maximize public health impact, such biomarkers must be cost effective and utilize accessible and scalable technologies. This letter describes concerns specific to the development of clinically practicable biomarkers for ASD and approaches to optimize understanding of these biomarkers through development of large-scale consortia and clinical networks.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (DHHS); National Institute of Mental Health (DHHS/NIH)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: U19MH108206; R01MH107426; R01MH100173; R01MH111629