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Study: Infant's Risk of Developing Autism Provided by Placenta

29th April, 2013

U.S. researchers say they have developed a way to measure an infant’s risk of developing autism by looking for abnormalities in his or her placenta at birth.
Senior author Dr. Harvey Kliman, research scientist in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences at the Yale School of Medicine, and colleagues at the MIND Institute at the University of California, Davis, said the finding allows for earlier diagnosis and treatment.
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