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Hormone Linked to Male Bias in Autism


AMH may have slown the cognitive development of boys so that 6-year-old boys with very high levels of AMH have brains that are as mature as an average 4.5-year-old girl.

By Ian McLennan

Anti-Müllerian hormone affects the rate of development of boys, leading to a male bias in autism spectrum disorders.

Ian McLennan is Professor of Anatomy at the University of Otago.

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