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Babies needed for autism research

31 July 2012 Last updated at 10:27 BST

New-born babies are being sought to take part in a study to try and understand how autism develops.

Scientists at Durham University are recruiting babies up to three months old to take part in tests, including walking in a bath of water, to see how they learn.

Dr Vincent Reid, a psychologist at the university, told Look North's Sharuna Sagar that the study wanted to establish how babies learned from watching others.