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Human microbiota transplant transfers autism phenotype to mice.

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) affects an estimated one in 59 people in the United States, causing adverse social communication and repetitive behaviour. Many factors, including genetic and environmental effects, are believed to influence symptoms, however, there are no approved treatments. Now, a study from researchers led by Caltech shows that gut microbiota directly contribute to autism-like behaviour in mice. The

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