Rare antibodies associated with autism are unusually common among women who developed diabetes while pregnant with a child who has autism.
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Rare antibodies associated with autism are unusually common among women who developed diabetes while pregnant with a child who has autism1. The results provide new clues to the link between immune system problems and autism. Maternal antibodies ordinarily pass through the placenta and help to defend the fetus against pathogens. But some occasionally turn against […]
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