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I am wondering what causes autism or is this all a mystery?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Origin is elusive: Autism(a) and similar disorders have stumped researchers for ages. Recently, multiple fine defects have been found on micro array studies of the chromosomes of kids with a ; asd. This suggests misplaced genetic material may be involved very early in fetal life.This could suggest environmental toxins prior to or during pregnancy.More credible studies are needed ; less attention to junk science.

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