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Autism-related genes linked to cognitive ability

"Autism is linked to higher intelligence," the Mail Online reports.

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People with autism have 'unique' brain patterns

"The brains of people diagnosed with autism are 'uniquely synchronised'," the Mail Online reports.

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Is it harder to detect autism in girls?

Study links 33 genes to autism

"Research like this helps us to understand the genetics involved in certain forms of autism..."

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Broccoli could 'hold the key' for treating autism

"Broccoli chemical may improve autism symptoms," The Daily Telegraph reports.

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Is it harder to detect autism in girls?

Autistic brain 'overloaded with connections'

"Scientists discover people with autism have too many brain 'connections'," the Mail Online reports.

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Gene mutation linked to distinct type of autism

“Have scientists found the autism gene?" asks the Mail Online.

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Is it harder to detect autism in girls?

Parents of autistic kids 'have autistic traits too'

"Parents of children with autism are more likely to have autistic traits," the Mail Online reports.

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Possible pesticide link to autistic disorders

"Pregnant women who live near fields sprayed with pesticides can run more than three times the risk of having a child with autism," the Mail Online reports.

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Autism linked to high levels of male hormones in the womb

New research suggests that exposure to high levels of testosterone and three other steroid hormones in the womb increases the risk of a baby boy developing autism.

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