This NOT a criticism in the pejorative sense. But it's not praise either.
For the program on autism there is mention of documentation suggesting familial connection of the disorder to parental occupations in science areas (and music). In other words, a genetic connection appears to be implied. For a number of reasons, this could be a very important, including for practical reasons such as family planning, if true. So the questions are, What is the specific documentation for this (eg, investigators; journal of publication; study design, including number of observations and control group; etc.)? and How thoroughly has this the problem been studied otherwise (eg, other publications that would confirm)? Clearly, bad science has the potential for great damage.
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