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Can a brand new mutation produce a mentally ill child, if both parents don't have mental illness?

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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine
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In brief: Probably

Autism is often associated with a "polymorphism", essentially a single Amino Acid substitution in an enzyme.
This may or may not be spontaneous in the child but it makes the child more sensitive to oxidative stress because of this important biochemical change.

In brief: Probably

Autism is often associated with a "polymorphism", essentially a single Amino Acid substitution in an enzyme.
This may or may not be spontaneous in the child but it makes the child more sensitive to oxidative stress because of this important biochemical change.
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