Autism & Alzheimer’s
I watched the Nova Program called, “Ghost in Your Genes,” from HHMI – well four times. I keep thinking about the studies on identical twins where one twin has severe autism and the other does not have any symptoms (Identical twins discordant for autism). This means that it is not genetics itself or both twins would have developed autism. I was reading how twins are more likely to both have autism but that would make sense because most twins have the same environmental exposures. The studies on twins discordant for autism are critically important. Walter Kaufmann was the researcher. I wanted to review his findings.