Friday, June 8, 2012

Researchers Identify Possible Cause of Autism

POCATELLO, Idaho --  A team of Idaho State University researchers have discovered that fish show autism-like gene expression after exposure to water containing psychoactive pharmaceuticals, according to research published June 6 in the open access journal PLoS ONE.
The results may suggest an environmental trigger for autism, although this finding may only apply to genetically predisposed individuals.

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