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During the writing of this article, M.E. was supported by the Leverhulme Trust, the UK Medical Research Council (G0701484), the British Autism Study of Infant Siblings (BASIS) funding consortium led by Autistica (http://www.basisnetwork.org) and the COST Action BM1004. Although the views expressed in this paper are her own, M.E. is grateful to colleagues from BASIS for helpful discussions and to BASIS families for inspiring and guiding her thinking about autism. P.B. is a senior investigator in the UK National Institute of Health Research (NIHR). He is supported by the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre in Mental Health at the South London and Maudsley Foundation Trust and the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London.
The authors declare no competing financial interests.
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Walsh, P., Elsabbagh, M., Bolton, P. et al. In search of biomarkers for autism: scientific, social and ethical challenges. Nat Rev Neurosci 12, 603–612 (2011). https://doi.org/10.1038/nrn3113
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