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Autism Linked to Obesity in Mothers

Autism Linked to Obesity in Mothers

Source: The Wall Street Journal

Last week, three independent papers published in the journal Nature found more "highly disruptive" mutations on three genes in children with autism. Ultimately, both genetic and early environmental factors that are under investigation seem to suggest the period of risk for autism is in the womb, said Bryan King, director of the Seattle Children's Autism Center.