UC-San Diego Study: Autism Could Begin in Pregnancy
A small study led by a team of UC-San Diego researchers has identified abnormal patterns of cell growth in the parts of children's brains that develop during pregnancy and control social interaction and language. Researchers say that the study, which was published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine, could be the first to identify a physical cause of autism.
- "UCSD Study: Autism Begins in Pregnancy" (Fikes, U-T San Diego, 3/26)
- "Autism May Be Tied to Flawed Prenatal Brain Growth" (Tanner, AP/Sacramento Bee, 3/26)