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Scientists Discuss Gene-Environment Interactions at IMFAR

Posted by Alycia Halladay, Autism Speaks senior director for environmental and clinical research. Dr. Halladay and the rest of the Autism Speaks science staff are just back from four days of scientific sessions at the 2014 International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR), in Atlanta.

Are Children Born with Autism, or Does it Develop Later?

“We hear so much about autism risk factors during pregnancy and delivery. But our kids aren’t born with autism, they develop it later. I don’t get it.”

Today’s “Got Questions?” answer is by developmental-behavioral pediatrician Paul Wang, Autism Speaks senior vice president for medical research.