A new study published in Biological Psychiatry found that the placentas for children at risk of developing autism showed specific abnormalities. “The researchers saw that placentas from at-risk babies had more abnormal cell growths and folds called “trophoblast inclusions” than the placentas used for comparison. The at-risk placentas had up to 15 trophoblast inclusions, while none of the comparison placentas had more than two.”
The overall goal of the study was to find a way of diagnosing children with autism at a very young age so appropriate interventions can be started earlier.
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