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Is there such a thing as an autism gene?

Inside the effort to decode the possible genetic and environmental factors behind autism.
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New Study Confirms Role Of Environment In The Development Of Autism

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Genetics play a bigger role than environmental causes for autism

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Study: Environmental Factors May Be Just as Important as Genes in Autism

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Autism is undeniably influenced by genes, but a new study suggests that environmental factors may also contribute significantly — more than researchers previously thought — to the developmental disorder. In fact, environmental facto...


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