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The risk that an infant with an older sibling with autism will also develop the disorder, previously estimated at between 3 and 10 percent, is substantially higher at approximately 19 percent, according to this study.
Condition is characterized by a slow decline rather than an abrupt loss of skills, study says.
Researchers have found that infants who were later diagnosed with autism were noted to play with their toys in unusual ways.
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