"This study has unprecedented potential to help answer many of the questions families affected by autism face everyday, including questions about the genetic and environmental factors that contribute to autism" said Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D., National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences director. "The EARLI Study is a very comprehensive investigation that is geared towards identifying early signs of autism and understanding its earliest possible causes."
"The researchers aim to follow about 1,200 mothers of children with autism as soon as they become pregnant and document the development of the newborn through 36 months of age. "We also really need to involve families of children with autism in the study areas who may become pregnant in the future."
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