Autism research: 4 things we learned in 2014

December 3, 2014 3:41 PM

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Autism research: 4 things we learned in 2014

Only a short time ago, autism was one of our great medical mysteries. Today, it’s one of the better-funded disease research areas— with great benefit: Autism’s causes and treatments are more understood than ever before.

We know that a complex mixture of genetic and environmental factors causes autism spectrum disorder (ASD). But this year, researchers learned more about the entire spectrum of disorders, from the time those people affected are in the womb through their adulthood.

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