Fetal exposure to teratogens: Evidence of genes involved in autism

@article{DufourRainfray2011FetalET,
  title={Fetal exposure to teratogens: Evidence of genes involved in autism},
  author={Diane Dufour‐Rainfray and Patrick Vourc'h and S{\'e}bastien Tourlet and Denis Guilloteau and Sylvie Chalon and Christian R Andres},
  journal={Neuroscience \& Biobehavioral Reviews},
  year={2011},
  volume={35},
  pages={1254-1265}
}
Environmental challenges during the prenatal period can result in behavioral abnormalities and cognitive deficits that appear later in life such as autism. Prenatal exposure to valproic acid, ethanol, thalidomide and misoprostol has been shown to be associated with an increased incidence of autism. In addition, rodents exposed in utero to some of these drugs show autism-like abnormalities, including brain changes and lifelong behavior dysfunction. Our aim is to summarize current understanding… 
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