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Charlotte Schubert

Charlotte Schubert is a freelance science journalist based in Seattle with previous staff experience at Nature Medicine and at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. She has written for NatureProceedings of the National Academy of SciencesCell Press and other publications. She has Ph.D. from the University of Washington and just completed a year-long stint in an epigenetics lab at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. 

August 2017
Parents sitting in the dark watching TV and nursing a baby.

Genetic risk factors for autism may affect family size

by  /  10 August 2017

People who carry risk factors for autism but do not have the condition tend to have slightly fewer children than average, and have them later in life.