I do not know what causes the 'mutation' but I did not read this statement from the study. Actually nothing was stated WHEN this mutation occurs, and to be absolutely correct, seems to me you would have to be collecting data on the individual day one to see what the status of their genetic makeup is the second they take their first breath... And why does this mutation afflict more males than females?
I have a relative that has been diagnosed as having autism. Strange thing about the 'condition' was it just showed up around age 2-3. So I question when this mutation occurs and what causes it to take place.
Yes, and a lot of people take a bright, open, well child to a vaccination appointment, and immediately after, there is a very bad reaction: strange, high-pitched “pain” crying, fevers, etc. And then within days the child regresses. Stops talking, stops being an open, playful child. Focuses inward, engages in repetitive stimming behavior.
I think we need to count these reactions along with genetics when we determine causation.
It is obvious that some people are more affected by various environmental experiences, or toxins, than others. Genetics could explain who is more susceptible.