Village News - Also serving the communities of De Luz, Rainbow, Camp Pendleton, Pala and Pauma

Hiding behind genetics to avoid culpability for environmental causes of autism

 

Last updated 1/27/2018 at 8:50am



Genetics is the darling of the biomedical research industry. For diseases ranging from cancer to skin disorders, investigators have been busily at work for decades trying to identify the conditions’ underlying genetic causes. However, these same investigators – and the reporters who communicate their findings to the public – are often strangely incurious about the role of environmental toxins as triggers of disease.

A story about autism spectrum disorder (ASD) published in October 2017 by the news website Vox furnishes an example of this genetics-as-the-explanation-for-everything pers...



For access to this article please sign in or subscribe.



 

Reader Comments
(0)

 
 

Our Family of Publications Includes:

Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2018

Rendered 08/19/2018 05:53