No, scientists didn’t discover the cause of SIDS. Here’s what they did find.

Last week, a new study about Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) went viral after news headlines and social media posts proclaimed that scientists had discovered the root cause of the condition. go to press release describing the research asserted that, thanks to the “breakthrough” finding, SIDS “may soon be a thing of the past.”

However, the study in question, published May 6 in the journal eBioMedicinedid not uncover the root cause of SIDS and likely won’t contribute to a risk assessment or a way to prevent the syndrome anytime soon, an expert told Live Science.

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