The environment as an etiologic factor in autism: a new direction for research.

  title={The environment as an etiologic factor in autism: a new direction for research.},
  author={Eli London},
  journal={Environmental Health Perspectives},
  pages={401 - 404}
  • Eli London
  • Published 2000 in Environmental health perspectives
Autism is one of a group of developmental disorders that have devastating lifelong effects on its victims. Despite the severity of the disease and the fact that it is relatively common (15 in 10,000), there is still little understanding of its etiology. Although believed to be highly genetic, no abnormal genes have been found. Recent findings in autism and in related disorders point to the possibility that the disease is caused by a gene-environment interaction. Epidemiologic studies indicate… CONTINUE READING

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