Genetic Test Predicts Risk For Autism

Genetic Test Predicts Risk For Autism

There are 8 comments on the BioResearch Online story from Sep 13, 2012, titled Genetic Test Predicts Risk For Autism. In it, BioResearch Online reports that:

A team of Australian researchers, led by University of Melbourne has developed a genetic test that is able to predict the risk of developing Autism Spectrum Disorder, ASD.

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#1 Sep 13, 2012
Genetic Marker- A gene or DNA sequence having a known location on a chromosome and associated with a particular gene or trait. Genetic markers associated with certain diseases can be detected in the blood and used to determine whether an individual is at risk for developing a disease.

Interestingly, within the last week or so scientists also have found a test to determine the risk of having Alzheimer’s many years prior to displaying symptom's. The same type of test is used for a marker for prostate cancer.

What a month for science.
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#2 Sep 13, 2012
friend wrote:
Genetic Marker- A gene or DNA sequence having a known location on a chromosome and associated with a particular gene or trait. Genetic markers associated with certain diseases can be detected in the blood and used to determine whether an individual is at risk for developing a disease.
Interestingly, within the last week or so scientists also have found a test to determine the risk of having Alzheimer’s many years prior to displaying symptom's. The same type of test is used for a marker for prostate cancer.
What a month for science.
Its garbage. Its all about hypothetical maybes that are not yet reliable. Its just scientific blah blah.

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#3 Sep 13, 2012
Didn't read the article, did you.
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#4 Sep 13, 2012
friend wrote:
Didn't read the article, did you.
I read it on another topic forum for the same thing. Means little. I guess things that mean little impress you. My standards are much, muuch, much, much higher.

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#5 Sep 13, 2012
So then you must had ignored that little tid bit about the test correctly predicted ASD with more than 70 per cent accuracy. That goes well beyond hypothetical maybes but I can see where you'd ignore how this points away from vaccines big time.
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#6 Sep 13, 2012
friend wrote:
So then you must had ignored that little tid bit about the test correctly predicted ASD with more than 70 per cent accuracy. That goes well beyond hypothetical maybes but I can see where you'd ignore how this points away from vaccines big time.
Its not a test for autism. Thats an exaggeration. And speaking of ignoring information, coming from a master, I guess I should be flattered.

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#7 Sep 13, 2012
70 per cent accuracy based on genetic markers.
Vaccines Cause Illnesses

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#8 Sep 13, 2012
friend wrote:
70 per cent accuracy based on genetic markers.
DUH its a test for markers and since there are so many they will find some. They will be found in children who don't become autistic too, so its scientific bee ess. Impressing you doesn't take much. Oh look a shiny object!

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