Irva Hertz-Picciotto, a researcher at the University of California, Davis, is leading a study into what sparks autism disorders. More than $1 billion has been spent over the past decade searching for autism's causes.
Irva Hertz-Picciotto, a researcher at the University of California, Davis, is leading a study into what sparks autism disorders. More than $1 billion has been spent over the past decade searching for autism's causes.
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published Monday, April 9th, 2012
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ATLANTA — More than $1 billion has been spent over the past decade searching for the causes of autism. In some ways, the research looks like a long-running fishing expedition, with a focus on everything from genetics to the age of the father, the weight of the mother, and how close a child lives to a freeway.

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