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Autism Doubled in Artificial Reproductive Technology Births: Could Surge in Twins Be to Blame?

(Medical Daily) – The incidence of autism is twice as high for children conceived via assisted reproductive technology (ART) than it is for children conceived naturally. A recent study from Columbia University points not to the technology itself but its tendency to cause multiple births as the cause for the surge. Now researchers suggest that reducing the number of multiple births may also reduce autism rates.

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