New data linking autism to steroid levels in pregnant women are inconsistent with basic facts about the biochemistry of steroids.
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A 3D model of a human embryo reveals the biological processes that unfold in early development.
Being anemic while pregnant may increase a woman’s chance of having a child with intellectual disability, autism or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
A blood test can accurately detect whether a fetus carries large mutations of the kind linked to autism, according to pilot-study results.
About 81 percent of autism risk comes from inherited genetic factors, according to an analysis of more than 2 million children from five countries.
A new tool calculates the chances of having a seizure in pregnant women who have epilepsy.
Exposure to inflammation in the womb may affect the brain and behavior of males and females differently.
Two new studies point to the possibility of detecting autism mutations before birth — along with all the ethical and logistical problems that may bring.
Despite the hype around a new study, it may be too soon to conclude that taking prenatal vitamins during pregnancy lowers the child’s chances of autism.