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Genes in action before birth may sow the seeds of autism spectrum disorder.
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Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are characterized by impaired social skills; verbal and nonverbal communication difficulties; and narrow, obsessive interests or repetitive behaviors.
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Down syndrome, the most frequently occurring chromosomal condition, appears in 1 of every 691 babies, or about 6,000 babies annually in the U.S.
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There has been no conclusive, scientific evidence that any part of a vaccine causes autism.
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An unexpected finding decades ago has helped create one of the first success stories for gene therapy and hope for vision restoration in people.
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