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Facing Autism in New Brunswick: It’s Still "Gotta Be Genetic" as Autism Genetic Research Re-Invents Itself Yet Again

   National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences:  Gene-Environment Interaction: Nearly all diseases result from a complex interaction between an individual’s genetic make-up and the environmental agents that he or she is exposed to. Genetic research has maintained a near monopoly over autism causation research dollars for many years and with that financial monopoly the . . . → Read More: Facing Autism in New Brunswick: It’s Still "Gotta Be Genetic" as Autism Genetic Research Re-Invents Itself Yet Again

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: A Humble Father’s Simple Autism, Intellectual Disability and Epilepsy Research Questions

I have been trying to read, and understand, literature about autism disorders since my son was diagnosed with an autism disorder almost 16 years ago. (Many would undoubtedly suggest I have far to go in development of that understanding).  In the last few years I have begun to try and read and learn more . . . → Read More: Facing Autism in New Brunswick: A Humble Father’s Simple Autism, Intellectual Disability and Epilepsy Research Questions

Facing Autism Disorders in New Brunswick: Is All Genetic Autism Research Fundamentally Flawed?

The assumption in traditional genetic expression analysis that mRNA content is similar between cells (represented by orange and black dots) does not affect the final results when the cells in fact do have equivalent mRNA content, as in Figure A. In Figure B, the cell represented by the orange dots has a significantly . . . → Read More: Facing Autism Disorders in New Brunswick: Is All Genetic Autism Research Fundamentally Flawed?

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Autism Is Genetic Eh? Really?

Autism, it’s gotta be genetic, even if we can’t see the evidence No one disputes that autism has a genetic link or links somewhere, now if only we can find it …………  or them. “Researchers say they have identified gene mutations that contribute to autism in three separate studies.

The mutations identified were rare . . . → Read More: Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Autism Is Genetic Eh? Really?