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Triple Hit Study May Help Explain Autism’s Male Bias – BY: Sarah DeWeerdt

Originally Published at spectrumnews.org/news/triple-hit-study-may-help-explain-autisms-male-bias The absence of an autism-linked gene, combined with exposure to a mock infection in the womb, produces social deficits in mice — but only in males, according to a new study1. The results suggest that a ‘three-hit’ model of autism risk — genes, environment and sex — could help clarify the […]