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Autism Could Begin Before Child Is Born

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March 27, 2014
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Researchers found new clues suggesting autism could be detected before birth. Patches of unusual cell development was found in 10 samples. Video provided by Newsy


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How Childhood Autism, Digestive System Could Be Linked

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The Key to Autism? 'Fragile X' Marks the Spot

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TK Implementation: Standards and Assessments

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