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This article came out today http://healthland.time.com/2012/12/06/a-blood-test-for-autism/?xid=rss-topstories&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+time%2Ftopstories+%28TIME%3A+Top+Stories%29&utm_content=My+Yahoo


It talks about how researchers have zeroed in on about 55 genes that may play a role in autism. Anyone want to bet that at least some of them are the ones that Yasko tests for and are involved in methylation and immunity? Mark my words - in 10 yrs, Big Pharma will have made a synthetic multivitamin that contains things like methylfolate and P-5-P (B5), charge lots of money and claim full credit for this ground breaking ASD treatment. Not that I won't be thrilled for the thousands of kids who get helped. But if you read between the lines, they may finally be on the trail we already talk about. Let's hope...

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Shortly after my son was dx, our pediatrician offered us genetic testing for Autism from a company called Lineagen. I don't recall what all was tested for - I could look. But my son came back without any of the mutations they were looking for.


We have a very forward thinking pediatrician, and his approach was any additional information we could use as pieces of the puzzle are valuable.

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I just learned about Vayain - a prescription blend of phosphatidyl serine and Omega 3s http://vayapharma.com/Article.aspx?Item=892&


This is the sort of thing I think we're going to see more of - biomedical supplements parents in the ASD (or ADHD or ...) worlds have known about for quite some time. But now that a pharmaceutical co. has created their patented blend, one of my online groups has been abuzz with how awesome it is for ADHD. Like I said, I'm happy if it means more kids get help using more natural means. It just irks me that it takes a pharma co. to promote it (and make $$$ from it) before the general population believes in it.

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