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The possibility that autism is caused by a maternal immune system gone awry is no longer a fringe idea — but proposals to identify or fix these glitches are still controversial.
Once thought merely to be specialized immune system cells, microglia now appear to be master landscapers of the developing brain.
Researchers have identified a key immune molecule in pregnant mice that produces autism-like behaviors in their pups.
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