Serious Infections Linked to Autism: Study

Serious Infections Linked to Autism: Study
(David Roberts/Forsyth County News via AP)

While researchers have found plenty of gene variants that seem to increase the risk of an autism diagnosis, it’s not clear why some people carrying these mutations develop autism spectrum disorders and some do not. In a study published today (September 17) in Science Advances, researchers point to a potential answer: severe infections during early childhood.

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