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Dr. Fischbach joined the Simons Foundation in early 2006 to oversee the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative. Formerly Dean of the Faculties of Health Sciences at Columbia University, and former[…]

There is not a single gene that triggers autism, but likely dozens that enhance the risk of the condition. On the other hand, researchers have found that certain environmental variables, like air pollution, may also play a small role.