More Differences Than Similarities Are Found in Autistic Siblings

by jeeg 28. January 2015 20:04
  Most siblings with a diagnosis of autism do not share the same genetic risk factors for the disorder and are as distinct in their behaviors as any brothers and sisters, scientists reported on Monday in a study that came as a surprise to many doctors, if not to parents. Scientists analyzed... [More]

New Study Implicates Environmental Factors in Autism

by jeeg 7. July 2011 23:29
A new study of twins suggests that environmental factors, including conditions in the womb, may be at least as important as genes in causing autism. The researchers did not say which environmental influences might be at work. But other experts said the new study, released online on Monday, m... [More]
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