Contributions of the environment and environmentally vulnerable physiology to autism spectrum disorders

@article{Herbert2010ContributionsOT,
  title={Contributions of the environment and environmentally vulnerable physiology to autism spectrum disorders},
  author={Martha Reed Herbert},
  journal={Current Opinion in Neurology},
  year={2010},
  volume={23},
  pages={103–110}
}
  • M. Herbert
  • Published 1 April 2010
  • Biology, Psychology, Medicine
  • Current Opinion in Neurology
Purpose of reviewThis review presents a rationale and evidence for contributions of environmental influences and environmentally vulnerable physiology to autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). Recent findingsRecent studies suggest a substantial increase in ASD prevalence above earlier Centers for Disease Control figures of one in 150, only partly explicable by data artifacts, underscoring the possibility of environmental contributors to increased prevalence. Some gene variants in ASD confer altered… 
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