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Prenatal genetics: the hidden key to childhood mental health risk?

Massachusetts General Hospital researchers have discovered a set of neurodevelopmental genes that predict the risk of multiple developmental disorders such as autism, ADHD, Tourette’s syndrome and depression. Expression of these genes, primarily in the cerebellum, begins even before birth, underscoring the importance of early life interventions, including certain prenatal exposures such as folic acid, for… Read More »