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    Default Autism Could Be Caused By Problems In The Gut

    Bryan Hubbard
    June 13 2019

    Autism could have more to do with the gut than the brain, new research is suggesting.
    The gut has its own nervous system that could be influencing—or possibly even causing—autism, say researchers who have discovered the same gene mutations in the brain and gut of children with autism.

    Researchers have been almost exclusively looking at the brains of sufferers to understand the problem, but researchers from RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia say that the gut is just as significant, and perhaps even more so.

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    Wasn't this the hypothesis that prompted Andrew Wakefield to examine the role of the gut in autism?
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