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-- happening now a medical first in the fight against autism scientists identifying several gene mutation.
Possibly possibly responsible for increasing the risk.
I'm getting this disorder joining us live is doctor Richard for shining medical director for -- center for comprehensive medicine in New York City.
And on the phone with Esther green -- say she's the founder.
An executive director of the -- For -- of -- and related disorders and dirt read -- you first you've been -- knocking them for thirty years now what do you -- get this latest study.
I mean it's.
Wonderful because we are actually making some headway in terms of -- a farm passed that let -- identified some genetic component.
-- that this order.
What does that neat well what what they've done it this that particular study which is you have important it's not so much that -- they haven't found.
Group of very very small groups that children that I have but it was called the thin notebook mutation in the same gene which means he hit mutations that happen that are not inherited but at this that are happening around conception.
With very important though about this says is that this and they -- that the new way of studying.
That'll actually via balances -- the start finding some related genes.
Every day -- -- that the pot and we can we we know that this is at least the positive than the take away for our problem that hit that maybe don't know -- -- -- quite as well doctor for shine your expertise in family benefits and for families out there that are dealing with this disorder.
I will be you know what does it mean for the for the average person out there.
Well it's important information you know one in 88 children now are being diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders so this is a very common problem with this study really detected particularly in men over the age of 35.
Is that they hard -- increased risk for these -- -- where these -- mutations that occur around the time of conception.
So once we understand why this is happening there may be some treatments -- -- maybe -- approaches that we can use preventive -- to help these families -- percent of what -- -- significant -- -- men over the age of 35.
You know as we age and -- men particularly sperm.
-- tends to not -- yes.
Strong you know and we we want to make sure that when when where.
If the point of conception -- -- being careful in terms of problems like alcohol consumption of tobacco intake and those types of the problems may actually damage.
Sperm they may actually cause the -- to go through these.
DNA damage and that would ultimately may lead to this autism spectrum problems and can leave in about 20% of the cases.
It's interesting Dawson note that this mutation that are inherited people may have -- -- -- not being.
Harmful and that's the thing up the point out we're gonna have to leave it there and fortunately doctor for shine and doctor grant the shape and I.
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