09/02/2016 UW Bothell researchers continue to question the answer by producing ground-breaking work that make significant contributions to the world. The latest discovery comes from Professor Pierre Mourad in the School of STEM. He was part of a team of researchers from UW Bothell, UW Medicine and the Seattle Children’s Research Institute that recently published a paper in the journal Autism Research. Here's the key finding: "For children with autism and a class of genetic disorders, exposure to diagnostic ultrasound in the first trimester of pregnancy is linked to increased autism severity." It's a big deal to have a paper published by a scientific journal and to further receive national attention. Congratulations to Pierre and the entire team for their important work. Read more about the link between autism and diagnostic ultrasound on our news page.