Test For Genetic Autism
Is there a test that can be done for parents to see if the reason their child(ren) have autism is from something genetic in their DNA?
It is all in the early stages and it's costly but this is something I found:
This will be a great way of knowing whether it is part of the genetics or something that happened during delivery, or the vaccines. The more probabilities that are eliminated the better. If you knew that each child you had will be autistic then it will definitely affect your decision in having more children, BUT I will start a new Thread about that.
With research like this being done I am sure a much better understanding of the disorder will help for treatment and possible reversals in the future.
I do agree our changing environment will create more genetic side effects like this one as our pollution levels and UV rays rise. Darwin was not completely out of line in his thinking.
I do not think that if genetics are ruled out as the cause of a case of autism that any court would rule against the medical world. In Canada that is almost guaranteed. The USA might have a better chance in such a ruling.
I just hope that if this can be a large stepping stone to understanding other causes for the disorder.
Genetic changes that cause autism are more diverse than previously thought
The types of gene mutations that contribute to autism are more diverse than previously thought, report researchers. The findings, they say, represent a significant advance in efforts to unravel the genetic basis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Ref. Source 4t.
UCSD joins massive autism study
UC San Diego will participate in the largest genetic autism study ever undertaken in the United States. The university is one of 21 research centers that will collect DNA and other clinical information from 50,000 Americans diagnosed with the disorder. Ref. Source 6m.
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