The Mother of All FDA Fails

The FDA has never required drug safety assessment for fetal germline impact, even though FDA staff understand that gestational exposures can adversely affect developing germ cells. We must end this catastrophic omission, while also granting all Americans access to their own prenatal medical records.

The Hidden History that Helped Trigger the Autism Epidemic, a Slide Show

I was invited to speak at two conferences recently, the Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society annual meeting, a confab of top scientists who study how environmental exposures affect our genes, and the annual Morgan Autism Center Conference, an event aimed primarily at parents and teachers.

I have received a number of requests to post my slides online, so I'll post the Morgan Center presentation here and try to get to the Mutagenesis presentation soon.  My main point at Morgan Center was that autism parents can (and must!) be much more active participants in autism research, particularly in causation hypothesis hunting.  Given what we now know about the vital importance of ancestral exposures during windows of germline and fetal vulnerability, and that tens of millions of us had been prenatally exposed to powerfully genotoxic drugs (I was exposed in utero to synthetic steroid hormone drugs in excess of the equivalent of 20,000 birth control pills!), our stories are untapped goldmines of information that I believe will help solve many mysteries of the horrible autism epidemic. WE JUST NEED TO CONNECT SOME PRETTY DARN OBVIOUS DOTS, PEOPLE!

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