According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 1 in every 88 children has an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Autism is the fastest growing developmental disability in the country; however, little is known about what causes it.
May 14, 2015- “Study Links Epigenetic Changes in Mom’s DNA to Babies’ Autism Symptoms”- New research indicates that epigenetic changes in the DNA of mothers influence the severity of autism in their children. The results are preliminary, but if confirmed researchers will explore how these epigenetic difference may relate to mother’s age, environmental experiences, and genetic predispositions. If researchers are able to do a better job of measuring how particular environmental exposures predispose to autism, then they might be able to develop better public policies and health recommendations to reduce the risk of autism.” May 14 2015 08:54 AM | brian in Research and Autism News