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Research links testosterone levels to autistic traits

Cambridge Neuroscientists, working at the Autism Research Centre (ARC), have found that exposure to high levels of testosterone in the womb is related to the development of autistic traits.

Findings were reported in the British Journal of Psychology, January 12, 2009.

To read the full University of Cambridge press release please click here.

To access the research article please follow the link to the Autism Research Centre homepage and click on the icon on the right hand side.

To read Professor Baron-Cohens comments following the inaccurate reporting of this research by some sections of the media please click here.

 

Posted on 26/01/2009

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