Genetic link found to some with autism

Genetic link found to some with autism

There are 9 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Jan 10, 2008, titled Genetic link found to some with autism. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Scientists have found a new genetic link to autism that appears to affect about 1 percent of people with the disorder and could help resolve some of the mystery surrounding what causes it.

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Dadvocate

United States

#1 Jan 10, 2008
Jeremy- This is the best reporting that I've read on this finding among the many media outlets who have covered the story. Too many in the media do not understand that autism should be understood as "autisms". There are many complex subtypes under this umbrella term. Some may be caused by genetic abnormalities, some may be due to environmental triggers in individuals with genetic predispositions which (like autoimmune disorders) can run in families too. Thank you for reporting without the hype and avoiding quotes from the usual suspects in the psychiatric field. It's high time autism is viewed as a neurobiological disorder, rather than mental illness. My only quibble is that under "Autism explained" you should use "behavioral therapy" rather than "counseling".
tahu

Chicago, IL

#2 Jan 10, 2008
I was a little disappointed that you did not mention that the most common known genetic cause of autism(s) is fragile x syndrome.

As there has been some additional research into the genetics, neurology and biological mechanisms of fragile x syndrome; to the point where there are compounds which eliminate autistic behavior in mice, it should be used as a research tool to help develop medications for many forms of autism. www.fragilex.org
sree ram

India

#3 Jan 10, 2008
its very intresting i want to no more about it
Ashley Westfall

Oil City, PA

#4 Jan 10, 2008
I would recommend this because alot of people are falsely diagnosed and it would just be a good thing to know. I have a nephew that is autistic and he is 8 years old. I am going to recommend to my sister to get this testing done for him.

“BasicGenetics”

Since: Dec 07

Seattle

#5 Jan 10, 2008
We learnt about this today in class now in a sense we can fix this, but this is still frowned upon in the political world as it is unethical.
Tom

New York, NY

#6 Jan 11, 2008
I think the BTSC program has caused the U.S. and worldwide autism epidemic.

The BTSC Program started in 1993 with 13% of U.S. babies
In 1999 the BTSC Program increased to 65% of U.S. babies
In 2006 the BTSC Program further increased to 76% of U.S. babies
The goal is to have 100% of U.S. babies in the BTSC Program

The male to female Ratios of PDD-NOS Autism:
4 males to 1 female in mild cases
10 males to 1 female in severe cases

The male to female ratios for sleep apnea:
4 males to 1 female in mild cases
10 males to 1 female in severe cases

Sleep Apnea is far more prevalent in autistic children
than in children who are not autistic.

Considering the BTSC program has been shown to cause social
skills delays at 6 months, motor skills delays at 6 months,
and increased rates of sleep apnea I think
it should be considered a possible factor as a cause of
part of the increase in autism cases but certainly not all
of them. The BTSC programs were started worldwide in most
western industrialized nations between 1987 and 1993.

http://cgi.thescientificworld.co.uk/cgi-bin/p...

http://www.oandp.com/edge/issues/articles/200...

http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerende...
danielle schreiner

Toms River, NJ

#7 Jan 12, 2008
I felt that this article was informative. Now that there has been a documentation of gene involvement there can be a start to something more broad. I guess researchers now have to relate all of their other findings and incorporate a result. I feel that one day that researchers will come up with the answer. Autism is a really hard diagnosis to make in a child and by then I may be too late. The more people are aware of this disorder now the more couscious they will be in raising there babies and know what early signs to look for.
vahid

Hazleton, PA

#8 Jan 17, 2008
Wake up people. Genetics findings are far away from explaining how and when autism is ocurred. You see it by the number of patients tested and how many presented abnormalities in their genes. Less than 7 % at most. That is 7 patients with genetic abnormalities between hundred autistics. how can this be refered as autism is genetic. Second, how do these genes abnormalities can be explained in regressive autism. Normal kids losing contact with the world at 18-24 months. what happened did the genes turn on-off by themselves or was it the results of vaccination as many parents report it. Since autism came shortly after vaccination.

They can publicize this genetic head lines as much as they can, but they will hardly make us believe in any of their findings unless their genes abnormality applies to majority of autistics patients tested. 7% is too short too far away from the real cause of autism.

“BasicGenetics”

Since: Dec 07

Seattle

#9 Jan 19, 2008
vahid wrote:
Wake up people. Genetics findings are far away from explaining how and when autism is ocurred. You see it by the number of patients tested and how many presented abnormalities in their genes. Less than 7 % at most. That is 7 patients with genetic abnormalities between hundred autistics. how can this be refered as autism is genetic. Second, how do these genes abnormalities can be explained in regressive autism. Normal kids losing contact with the world at 18-24 months. what happened did the genes turn on-off by themselves or was it the results of vaccination as many parents report it. Since autism came shortly after vaccination.
They can publicize this genetic head lines as much as they can, but they will hardly make us believe in any of their findings unless their genes abnormality applies to majority of autistics patients tested. 7% is too short too far away from the real cause of autism.
Genes can actually turn them selves off for the note.
And i believe that vaccination is one of the reasons.

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