Brain study suggests prenatal origin of autism

03/26/2014 | HealthDay News · National Public Radio

U.S. researchers examined postmortem brain samples of 22 children and found that those with autism had patches of disorganization in the cortical layers. The formation of the cortex starts in the second trimester of pregnancy, indicating that autism could begin before birth. The findings appear in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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