A handful of scientists are committed to advancing research on the autism-related genetic conditions their own children have.
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Too little — or too much — of certain substances during pregnancy may increase the odds of having a child with autism. Here we explain what scientists know about these associations.
Women who receive epidural anesthesia during labor have an elevated chance of having a child with autism, a new study has found. But it is too soon for doctors to recommend against epidurals, experts say.
High blood pressure during pregnancy may raise a woman’s chances of having an autistic child.
Pregnant women’s use of acetaminophen may increase the odds of autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in their children.
A child’s risk of autism is slightly elevated if a parent or sibling has asthma or an autoimmune disease.
A cell atlas and a cell-culture method promise to advance scientists’ understanding of the placenta and its effects on a fetus.
Chronic exposure to inflammation in the womb alters autism gene expression and disrupts social behavior in male mice, but not females.