3D facial scans give genetic clues to autism

Oct 7, 2021 by

Researchers at Edith Cowan University used high-tech 3D facial scans to get a better understanding of the genetic causes of autism. The machine learning techniques analyze 5,000 points on faces to measure facial asymmetry in parents of children on the autism spectrum. The team found that kids on the autism spectrum were more likely to have greater facial asymmetry than non-autistic children.