January 6, 2010

IT'S A PARENTING AFFLICTION:

Study turns up 10 autism clusters in California (Julie Steenhuysen, Jan 5, 2010, Reuters)

U.S. researchers have identified 10 locations in California that have double the rates of autism found in surrounding areas, and these clusters were located in neighborhoods with high concentrations of white, highly educated parents.

Researchers at the University of California Davis had hoped to uncover pockets of autism that might reveal clues about triggers in the environment that could explain rising rates of autism, which affects as many as one in 110 U.S. children.


The inability to see that it's entirely a function of the environment (just not of the natural one) makes it especially hilarious.

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 6, 2010 6:21 AM
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