Stress During Pregnancy Observed in Mothers of Children with Autism

Stress during pregnancy has been linked to instances of autism spectrum disorder. Now, researchers at the University of Missouri School of Medicine have observed a variant of a stress-sensitive gene and exposure to stress during pregnancy among two groups of mothers of children with autism. The researchers believe the finding could be a step toward helping identify women who have greater risks for having children with autism when exposed to stressors during a specific time window during pregnancy.

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Stress During Pregnancy Observed in Mothers of Children with Autism

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Date: April 18, 2015 Time: 10:00am