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Why Autism Affects Boys More Than Girls

The facts are in: The rates of autism are two to five times higher among boys than girls. As reported by Time, until recently brain experts hadn’t really focused on the gender differences, but a new study points to the possibility that girls’ naturally thicker brain cortexes may offer a more protective defense against autism. The CDC says 1 in 50 children now have autism; parents of autistic children claim it’s even worse. But whatever the number, it’s long been...

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