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Study: Localized clusters of autism occurrence include the South Bay
Daily Breeze - Los Angeles - Melissa Evans, Staff Writer

Children born to well-educated parents appear to have a greater chance of being diagnosed with autism, according to a study that surprised researchers at the University of California, Davis. In a statewide study of geographic factors that might contribute to the disorder, researchers found 10 localized clusters – including the Torrance area – where the incidence of autism was more than double that of surrounding areas.

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