Even if they do conclusively find genetic differences, it is not appropriate to refer to these differences as “aberrations” and “disruptions.”
It doesn’t seem completely out of left field to imagine that there may be differences within the human genome and that particular populations may show a uniform or patterned variance from the statistical norm. We are a diverse species.
It seems obvious to me, based on my own experience and other anecdotal first person accounts, that some people have distinct sensitivities and proclivities. Additionally, it is not uncommon for people with the “disorders” identified in this article to be noted as having atypical intelligence or skill in a number of different areas.
Does it not occur to these researchers that perhaps the definition of these differences as a disease is distorting the nature of our understanding of the human species? They fail to recognize the effects of contextual conflicts and the trauma of being misunderstood in contributing to the manifestation of difference among people with distinct ways of experiencing the world. Being expected to process and experience the world in a way that is contrary to and unaccommodating of one’s personal neurological tendencies and proclivities may be what causes the “disruption” to become disruptive?
Has it not occurred to them that perhaps these differences may exist for a reason? Maybe it makes sense, from an evolutionary perspective, that we are not able to uniformly withstand the conventions imposed upon us by the recent cultures and economies that have taken it upon themselves to define normative function in such a way as to ensure that action, identity and interests are in compliance with industry.
If they do make headway with this notion of calcium channels, which exist as part of the human species as a result of our connection to the ocean, the earth, and the stars themselves, perhaps they will recognize that many nutritional and environmental factors, which relate to our levels and metabolism of stress hormones, affect the function of minerals, salts, and electrical activity in our brains.
So, even if they do go there, and even if they can name the gene that causes me feel the earth deeply and the one that leads me to think about things as expansive constructions…well, difference is not disease and being lied to about how one’s brain works and what that might mean never helped anybody.
Sci-Fi Consideration: Given the virtually endless replication and regeneration of our cells and bodily components, is it not possible that our DNA and its sequencing may shift and evolve over the course of our lifetimes?