So siblings conceived less than a year apart raises the risk of autism for the younger child?
Yeah, I know, yet another spacey study (i.e. one with a slight finding) thrust into the national spotlight. Searching for the study online I happened upon The Biology Files, a blog written by Emily Willingham, aka The Biolotrix, who I believe is also the mother of an autistic child. She's already tackled the spaced-out autism study, so thoroughly and clearly I highly recommend reading her post. She even goes after the media for dramatic headlines. Maybe we're long lost second cousins?? Anyhow, always a pleasure to come across another blogger debunking the latest scientific evidence in the media.
An added bonus - in an earlier post, Willingham calls out the two other authors of the infamously retracted Lancet autism article - the two that refused to pull their authorship, that is, sided with the now defrocked Andrew Wakefield. Love it.