Newborn Stem Cells as a Potential Treatment for Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Review of Recent Publications and a Look Ahead to Ongoing Clinical Trials

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a childhood developmental disorder that impacts language abilities and social interactions, and can cause involuntary, repetitive behavior.[1] In the United States, about 1 in 59 children is currently affected by ASD.[2] An exact cause of ASD still has not been discovered. However, some research suggests that a dysfunctional immune system …

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