Maybe a Genetic Cause for Autism
How much money do you want to bet that anti-vax douchebags Jenny McCarthy and her retarded boyfriend Jim Carrey won't ever mention this article in their little Kill the Children tours? I'd bet a lot.
Researchers have found that many people with autism share common genetic variations, a discovery that may improve diagnosis and offers the promise of developing treatments for the frustratingly mysterious disorder.I'm going to go out on a limb and say that the treatments these folks are talking about have nothing to do with a "mommy instinct". Just a hunch. Check this out:
...most autistic people examined have a genetic variation in a portion of their DNA that affects the way brain cells connect with one another.... Both reports add weight to the idea that autism is related to problems with the way brain cells connect.So it's not vaccines, then? No? Right. I love this bit:
Up to now, the medical community could say very little about what causes autism or how to treat it. The lack of scientific knowledge about autism has led to a proliferation of pseudoscientific explanations for the disorder, as well as unproven treatments. (my highlighting)Psst...Jenny...he's talking to you...douchebag.