Rise in Autism Travels Through Generations

Synthetic hormones prescribed in the 1960s for fertility may have endangered multiple generations, perhaps even causing the recent autism explosion, according to new epigenetic research.

“The autism explosion has been with us for more than two decades, and we have little to show about what's causing it,” Escher said. “We have many hundreds of thousands of functionally disabled people who didn't exist before, and we have our heads in the sand.”
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