Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Now Easily Detectable

Canadian researchers have found a new way to easily detect fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS). Previous attempts to detect FAS have been mired by other factors, for instance it is hard to tell if a child has poor impulse control as a result of FAS or other factors like how they were raised.

The researchers found that doing a series of simple eye-tracking tests that children FAS had a similar patter, while those not diagnosed with FAS did not. Eye-tracking has been used to find other neurological problems, but now it has been applied to FAS with positive results.

2 thoughts on “Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Now Easily Detectable

  1. We need to know what is being done to prevent this birth defect and what researchers are doing now to help treat the symptoms of FAS. Is there and treatment research being done?

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