Autism link to 'geek genes'.

Autism link to ‘geek genes’. An upsurge in autism cases diagnosed in the Silicon Valley area of California may be due to genes more common in its high-tech workers, say experts. As many as one in 150 children in the region have some sort of autistic spectrum disorder (ASD), a rate which far outstrips other… [Lockergnome’s Bits and Bytes]

Perhaps it’s due to pollutants such as arsenic that the chip manufacturers have been dumping into the water supply for the last 20 years or so?

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