Nightly News   |  April 25, 2013

Study: Placental folds tied to autism risk

A new study co-authored by a doctor from Yale New Haven Hospital suggests that a new tool could help predict who is at risk for autism at the time of birth. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> new haven says there may be a new tool to see who is at high risk for autism at birth. the placenta at the time of birth showed abnormal folds and creases in them. a doctor compared it to a warning light on a car dashboard, a sign of oh trouble ahead. these days about 15% of placentas are analyzed to look for indicators of health problems before being discarded.