Monday, July 4, 2011

Study: Stronger Environment-Autism Link

Contrary to current thinking, environmental factors may play a larger role than shared genes in the development of autism, a new study in twins suggests.
A second study in the same journal finds that anti-depressants during pregnancy may be one important environmental trigger.
In the first study, researchers from Stanford University identified 192 pairs of twins from a statewide California registry of children who receive services for developmental disabilities.

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