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Research Fails to Find Autism Genes

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by adreno, Apr 22, 2015.

  1. adreno

    adreno PR activist

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    http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2015-04/e-its042015.php
     
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  2. PeterPositive

    PeterPositive Senior Member

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    To be honest I was not expecting otherwise.
     
  3. natasa778

    natasa778 Senior Member

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    No sht Sherlock!!

    The amount of money Simons Foundation has wasted over the years on autism genetic research is absolutely sickening! We are talking many, many millions each year, for very many years... :(

    They have been huffing and puffing at that house in desperation but it just won't come down. Let's see if a small detail like this above actually makes them reconsider and divert the money to more useful things that could actually lead to treatment/s and prevention. One can only hope...
     
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    If 1% of the money wasted on genetic research were spent on microbiome studies we'd be a lot closer to the truth.
     
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  5. Beyond

    Beyond Juice Me Up, Scotty!!!

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    Yeah, not that there is that whole much to do with genetic tests at this point of time, despite what some that are making big bucks want us to believe. I agree that scientists and health professionals should spend that time and resources in treatment and investigation of causes instead.

    Illnesses occur because genetics meet x factors and guess what, genetics is what cannot be changed, but these factors do!! Like aluminum salts in the staggering amount of vaccines kids get...
     
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    Heavy metals, vaccines, Lyme, stress, etc: these aren't x factors for chronic illnesses. They are irritants that have the potential to stimulate the real x factor. Absent the real x factor, these irritants would have no lasting negative effects.

    It's like having a thorn stuck in your skin and blaming the resulting pain and infection on the wind or someone brushing up against it. If you aren't aware of the thorn, then you will inevitably assume the irritant is the root cause.
     
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    Well actually that is not quite correct as in the case of (mono)genetic factors which are identified, and whose mechanisms are known it can be possible to intercept and correct the faulty gene product or whatever crucial downstream consequences, and when you have a treatment to correct bad genetics who cares if you cannot change the code itself :) So saying that something is automatically untreatable because it is genetic in origin is a false argument, it does not hold water

    (related to this see article I just posted on another thread pointing to possible novel way of correcting faulty gene function - still in infancy but fascinating proof of principle stuff)
     
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  8. Beyond

    Beyond Juice Me Up, Scotty!!!

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    I was referring to the "chronic" and "autoimmune" illness that have started to pop up the last century/decades. Everyone knows about genetic syndromes and such. Of course is crucial for these people to find out the faulty genes. Its not the same for us. Our type of illness is a mix up of genetic predispotition and the x factors I talked about, which range from stress to infections.

    I mean only scientists care about what genes make us prone to autoimmunity, we care about what triggered the autoimmunity/immune pathology, which invariably is some sort of gut dysfunction, hormonal imbalances, strong toxin, stress or infections.

    When we are at a point when they can "correct" DNA then it will be meaningful, in the mean time we have to deal with the immune-disturbing elements and situations.
     
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