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Autism and the environment

 

 

 

Environ Health Perspect. 2006 Jul;114(7):a396-7.

 

Autism and the environment.

 

Daniels JL.

 

University of North Carolina School of Public Health, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA.

 

Speculation that the environment plays a role in the development of autism primarily comes from two observations: a) although concordance among monozygotic twins is high, it is not perfect, and a specific "autism gene" or set of genes has not yet been identified; and b) the prevalence of autism is higher than previously thought-if it is rising, the rise might be associated with a shift in the environment.

 

PMID: 16835036 [PubMed - in process]

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