Thursday, 10 June 2010

Study identifies 'many more' autism genes

"The largest ever genetic study into autism has identified many more new genes involved in the disorder."

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The Scrybe said...

Interesting. But I dislike the words "disorder" and "faulty".
And this sentence makes me want to have strong words with the person who wrote it: "The study should help identify precisely which parts of the brain fail in patients."
Thank you for sharing.

AS-4-L said...

I'm not bothered by the language to be honest, I'm quite a realist. At the end of the day, it *is* a disorder and we do have faulty genes. *shrug* My only complaint would be with the word "disease" as I don't think autism can be classed as one yet, it is still technically a syndrome.

The Scrybe said...

I see where you're coming from, but I'm not sure we do have faulty genes, just different ones. It's all based on the premise that there is a 'normal' with regards to human genetic make-up. I'm more of a 'diversity' fan myself.