Study indicates environmental factors may be tied to higher autism rates

03/13/2014 | HealthDay News

The rate of autism rose by nearly 300% for each 1% increase in genital birth abnormalities across U.S. counties, according to a study published in the journal PLOS Computational Biology. The explanation behind the correlation between genital malformations and autism remained unclear, but both genetic and environmental factors could play some role, lead researcher Andrey Rzhetsky said.

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