A new study found no increased risk of autism associated with mothers eating large amounts of mercury-contaminated fish during pregnancy. The researchers tracked the development of children born to Seychelles Islanders, who tend to eat relatively large amounts mercury-contaminated fish. They looked for any link between autism behaviors in the children and mercury levels in the mothers. They found none.
Federal Judge Edward Korman prefers to be direct, and he doesn’t take no for an answer.
When his daughter was first diagnosed with autism more than 30 years ago, there wasn’t much support for families with children on the spectrum. In order to get the support their daughter needed, The Kormans were going to have to find their own way.
NEW YORK, N.Y., (July 11, 2013) – A collaborative formed by Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, has found full genome sequencing examining the entire DNA code of individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their family members to provide the definitive look at the wide ranging genetic variations associated with ASD.