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Newsweek: Child’s risk of autism can change based on health of mother’s gut

New research suggests that the risk of developing autism is determined by the mother’s gut during pregnancy. Scientists at the University of Virginia School of Medicine were able to analyze pregnant women’s microbiomes to determine the child’s risk of developing autism. The study, published July 2 in The Journal of Immunology, also researched how to use this finding to halt the development of autism-like neurodevelopmental disorders in mice. (July 18, 2018)

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