Tuesday, April 05, 2022

Autism-associated brain differences can be observed in the womb




 News Release 5-Apr-2022
Study is the first to analyze prenatal MRI scans of children later diagnosed with autism
Peer-Reviewed Publication
Experimental Biology


 A new study using prenatal brain scans revealed significant differences in brain structures at around 25 weeks’ gestation between children who were later diagnosed with ASD and those who were not. The study adds to mounting evidence that autism begins in early development and suggests possible opportunities to identify the disorder at an earlier age.



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