Brain Study Suggests Autism Starts Before Birth

March 26, 2014 9:01 PM

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Brain Study Suggests Autism Starts Before Birth

A detailed study of brain samples of children with autism who died young shows remarkably clear changes in their brains, researchers reported on Wednesday.

The differences are seen both on the genetic level and in the physical structure of the brain, and strongly support what scientists have been saying for years — that autism starts with disrupted genes that somehow interfere with brain development.

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