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Prenatal screening for autism hope

12th January 2009

Research carried out by scientists at Cambridge University has shown that high rates of testosterone in the amniotic fluid of expectant mothers could be linked to their future child's autism.

Director of the research team, Professor Simon Baron-Cohen, told The Guardian: "If there was a prenatal test for autism, would this be desirable? What would we lose if children with autistic spectrum disorder were eliminated from the population? We should start debating this." 


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Article Information

Title: Prenatal screening for autism hope
Author: Jess Laurence
Article Id: 9791
Date Added: 12th Jan 2009


The Telegraph

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