New Mutations in Autistic People May ...

New Mutations in Autistic People May Be Due to Older Fathers

There are 8 comments on the www.businessweek.com story from Apr 5, 2012, titled New Mutations in Autistic People May Be Due to Older Fathers. In it, www.businessweek.com reports that:

Newly found gene mutations tied to autism may one day help scientists classify types of the developmental disorder and shape treatments based on their DNA profiles, researchers said.

The mutations aren’t found in parents of autistic people, and don’t guarantee children will have autism, the scientists found. Some, though, are more common in children of older fathers, with the risk rising as the men age, according to one of three papers reported in the journal Nature.

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CHECK SIX

North Port, FL

#1 Apr 5, 2012
That Explains some of the LOONY MODS here!
Sheik Yerbouti

Lambertville, NJ

#2 Apr 5, 2012
Hopefully a prenatal test for autism will be invented. Autism is a tough disability for anyone to deal with.
mutants

Santa Fe, NM

#3 Apr 5, 2012
I guess mutant autistic zombies are next. adhd used to be the big seller of drugs to kids, now they diagnose all kids as autistic. raising the next gen of SS disability advocates.
Lance Winslow

Aptos, CA

#4 Apr 5, 2012
mutants wrote:
I guess mutant autistic zombies are next. adhd used to be the big seller of drugs to kids, now they diagnose all kids as autistic. raising the next gen of SS disability advocates.
Topix will thrive.
yup

Seattle, WA

#5 Apr 5, 2012
"New Mutations in Autistic People May Be Due to Older Fathers"
Or garbage in their forced vaccines
Sheik Yerbouti

Lambertville, NJ

#6 Apr 5, 2012
mutants wrote:
I guess mutant autistic zombies are next. adhd used to be the big seller of drugs to kids, now they diagnose all kids as autistic. raising the next gen of SS disability advocates.
I worked in a rural school where about 30% of the kids were on some sort of medication for various 'disorders.'
Eleanor

Vernon Hills, IL

#7 Apr 5, 2012
So, I guess we can expect a big rise in autism due to older, VIAGRA powered men, making babies.
Yourecrazy

Perry, MI

#8 Apr 5, 2012
Yes, autism can be very hard to deal with. But not all cases are the same. Some cases, you can barely tell the child has autism. Others, the child won't speak or look at anyone, and are severely impaired. It all depends on what kind of autism they have, and if they have a functioning form. I don't think women will start aborting their embryo's because of the possibility of it having autism, especially if the kind or level of seriousness can't be determined. That would be like women aborting fetus' with down syndrome. A lot of women don't, wishing to care and love for the child anyways. I can see some women getting abortions if they can determine autism in the womb, and if they can determine what kind of autism the baby will have. It's going to be so severe that the infant will never have a quality of life, I can see the abortion happening. There is no reason to bring a life into the world when there is absolutely no quality at all. But those are only the most severe cases. My boyfriends ex wifes boyfriends son has autism so severe that he has fits of rage. He grew into a nice large, strong body, and they couldn't control the fits he had, so now he has to live in a "home" where they can control him and handle his "fits" when they come on. I think that is such a sad way for a 19 year old to live their life. But it had to be done. She has already been to the ER once because of the abuse she received from him.
So, just like abortion now, it's ultimately up to the woman carrying the embryo/fetus, and what she decides to do if they can for sure isolate the disease and know for sure that the child will have a certain strain of it. It's sad, but that's just a part of life.

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