What is Autism?
Autism is a neurodevelopmental condition thought to be of genetic and epigenetic origin and affects approximately 1% of people worldwide. who present with the phenotype.
Do Vaccines cause Autism?
Autism as far as can be determined is a genetic condition so parents cause Autism not vaccines.
What are Genetics, Epigenetics and Phenotypes?
Genetics is the study of genes, which are the DNA building blocks that make up human beings. Epigenetics is the study of how genes can be modified. Recent research has revealed that each individual gene has a chemical switch on top of it which can be set to activate or inactivate. Pheonotype is the expression of the gene and how it manifests in the person. Genetics are your cast in stone biological foundation of WHAT you are. Epigenetics modifies and expresses some genes or supreses them, giving the Phenotype which along with other processes that go on from your inception makes you WHO you are.
Can vaccines be the environmental trigger that causes epigenetic changes?
Any environmental exposure could in theory cause epigenetic changes including vaccines. However bear in mind you have to have the genetic predisposition in the first place. Autistic genes have to be part of your DNA in order for them to be turned on. It is never a question of if the person is Autistic it is about when the Autism will present. That is why there are types of early and late onset Autism.
What about some parents who say they have recovered their kids from Autism that was caused by vaccines?
They may have recovered their kids from other symptoms that look like Autism, so it is most likely their children never had Autism in the first place but had something that looked like an Autistic presentation. It would appear from such evidence (all be it anecdotal) that it is possible to recover the child from such damage but not from a genetic condition. Bear in mind that a genetic condition is impossible to alter. As yet also we have no mechanism with which to switch off epigenetic changes and go back to the gene being inactive. In families some children are Autistic while others are not despite they have the same parents.
350 words simply explaining Autism, Genetics and the Vaccine debate. By Caroline Goldsmith. July 16, 2016.