Study To Follow Pregnant Women To Better Understand Causes, Early Signs Of Autism

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NIH and the advocacy group Autism Speaks are enrolling 1,200 pregnant women who have other children with autism spectrum disorders to participate in a large study that aims to identify early signs of the condition and its possible causes ... Women who participate in the study ... will be monitored throughout their pregnancies, and their infants will be monitored until age three ...

The study will focus on women who already have one child with an autism spectrum disorder because such women have a higher chance of having another child with the condition. ... "By studying families who are already affected by autism, we feel we have the best chance at learning how genetics and environmental factors could work together to cause autism." ....

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