The elusive causes of autism

March 2000
Mothering;Mar/Apr2000, Issue 99, p31
Presents the research of the Medical Investigation of Neurodevelopmental Disorders (MIND) Institute of the University of California on autism. Influence of genetic factors and lifestyle on the development of autism; Correlation between immune system and brain disorders; Details on the research approach of MIND Institute.


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