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Intelligent parents great risk of children with autism

Slashdot is running a story about the possibility that high educated parents have a greater chance of giving birth to children with autism. While it is not that shocking, because as far as I know autism is something with usually comes with a higher level of intelligence, it seems that there is now a scientific basis for this conclusion. In the story, which is also on the BBC website, is also mentioned that 1 in every 100 children has some form of autism… that is much more than I expected. The research is pointing out that there is a growing number of people who have some form of autism. This possible cause for this is the fact that it is easier for high educated people to meet eachother, for example on conferences, and the fact that more women are working as scientist.

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