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Study: Autism risk rises in babies born soon after sibling
USA Today

Having babies close together appears to increase the risk of autism, a new study shows, and the more closely babies are spaced, the higher the risk that the younger one will be diagnosed with autism The findings, published in today’s Pediatrics, are the latest clue in doctors’ efforts to unravel the mystery of autism and its causes. The disorder, which affects one in 110 American children, has baffled experts and sparked controversy for years.