Genes That Cause Autism
This is something LDS_forever sent my way hinting something maybe? ;)
Not trying to hint anything JB ;). Actually, that's just one of the many theories. There is this family in Utah who has 6 autistic kids and they know it comes from the mother because the oldest one is from a previous relationship. Although most studies point to the father, it could be the mother, the father or a rare mutation of both. There is also a blood test that can be performed called Fragile X syndrome to know whether a person is a carrier or not. In most cases, the women are the carriers.
Autism genes are in all of us, new research reveals
New light has been shed on the genetic relationship between autistic spectrum disorders and ASD-related traits in the wider population. Autism spectrum disorders are a class of neurodevelopmental conditions affecting about 1 in 100 children. They are characteriszd by social interaction difficulties, communication and language impairments, as well as stereotyped and repetitive behavior. Ref. Source 3t.
New neurodevelopmental syndrome identified
A new neurodevelopmental syndrome and the genetic mutation that causes it has been identified by a team of researchers. The discovery was made by performing whole-exome sequencing of patients with an undiagnosed neurodevelopmental disorder to identify excess spontaneous, or non-inherited, mutations. Ref. Source 8o.
New statistical method finds shared ancestral gene variants involved in autism's cause. Researchers believe that theirs is the first rigorous statistical evidence that ancient variations in the human genome contribute to autism -- each, most likely, having a very small effect. The method investigatorss used in the new study was family-based and compared 'discordant sibilings,' one with and one without autism to a separate collection of affected individuals. The sample included over 16,000 people from nearly 4000 families. Source 3g.
Altered mitochondria associated with increased autism risk. Mitochondria, the tiny structures inside our cells that generate energy, may play a key role in autism spectrum disorders (ASD). A provocative new study suggests that variations in mitochondrial DNA originating during ancient human migrations may play an important role in predisposition to ASD. Source 4v.
I am sure that they are trying to make it seem like this has occurred since humans first walked but I think that a lot of the ASD is occurring because of the chemicals in food preservation methods. I have a feeling that this is causing some issues with humans DNA and that whether it is from the mother or the father side is a root cause.