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Vasopressin

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A lesser-known cousin of oxytocin is showing promise in early studies

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Two groups of scientists revealed last week that by altering the brain’s absorption of vasopressin — a hormone closely related to oxytocin — they produced promising improvements in the social skills of young people and adults with autism.

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