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Fig. 1 | Molecular Autism

Fig. 1

From: Sex differences in the association between infant markers and later autistic traits

Fig. 1

Sex differences can appear in the expression of early autism markers or in the relationship between marker and outcome. a The marker differentiates between the boys and girls, but relates to later symptoms in the same way in both sexes; here, having lower levels of this marker is protective in girls. b The early marker is similarly expressed in boys and girls but only relates to later symptoms in boys; this is due to additional moderating factors (which are likely to be type of marker described in a) decreasing the impact of this marker in girls. A combination of the two models is also possible

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