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September 2012

New Research on PCBs and Autism

Posted by Alycia Halladay, PhD, Autism Speaks director for environmental research.

Researchers studying how environmental pollutants may contribute to autism are focusing on the epigenetic effects of these chemicals. They study the way chemicals affect the activity of genes. (I explain more about epigenetics here.)

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