World's largest autism study reveals 134 autism-linked genes

The study used whole genome sequencing to examine the entire genomes of over 7,000 individuals with autism. The team found 134 genes linked with ASD and discovered a range of genetic changes.

Air pollution linked to autism: study

The study of children in Shanghai found that exposure to fine particles (PM2.5) from vehicle exhausts, industrial emissions and other sources of pollution increased the risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) by up to 78%.

Maternal DDT Pesticide Exposure Linked to Autism Risk

US study found that mothers exposed to the banned pesticide DDT were nearly one-third more likely to have a child who developed autism and more than two times more likely to have a child with an intellectual disability.