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Close relatives of people with autism often have subtle differences in the way they move their eyes, researchers said in a finding that might help doctors better diagnose and treat the condition.

The differences would not be noticeable in everyday life but they strongly suggest that many components of autism are inherited, the University of Illinois at Chicago team said. “What we hope these tests do is to identify subgroups of individuals or subgroups of families that have some sort of risk for autism,” Matthew Mosconi, who worked on the study, said in a telephone interview.

“The eye movement differences are the same as the ones that we saw previously in the kids with autism. It is a way to get at the functioning of these specific brain systems that we think are part of the development of autism.”

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