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NIH Virtual Forum on Autism and the Environment

Panel of experts will discuss research and take questions from online viewers; register now
April 02, 2014

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) is hosting a virtual forum on autism spectrum disorders and the environment on Tuesday, April 22 from 2 to 3 pm Eastern. The live webcast will be open to the public and feature a panel of autism research experts who will take questions.

Environmental Epigenetics of Autism Symposium: Presentations Online

May 10, 2013


The organizers of last month’s symposium: “Environmental Epigenetics: New Frontiers in Autism Research” have posted videotapes of its scientific presentations for free viewing at

Prenatal Inflammation Linked to Autism Risk

January 25, 2013

Researchers have found more evidence that inflammation during early pregnancy increases autism risk. The new study found high autism rates among children born to mothers with elevated levels of C-reactive protein (CRP). High CRP is an established marker of body-wide inflammation.