With advancements in technology, scientists find more and more interesting facts about our genetic make up each day. A recent article that came out grabbed my interest with their title, "Dozens of New Autism Genes Identified." As I read further into the article, I learned that the research showed very rare mutations in the genes that affect communication networks inside the brain. Most of the mutations that were indentified in the new studies are "afresh", meaning they do not show up in the unaffected parent's genomes, but are evident in a single sperm/egg cell right before the child's conception. It fascinates me that as the world advances, more and more about the human body and genetics are brought to the surface. Hopefully this continues, and sometime in the near future we will know a lot more about the mysterious and unsure questions that are still unknown to us.
Here is the article if you are interested and want to read more: http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/10/dozens-new-autism-genes-identified