Since the mutants are mutated humans, why are the mutations all positive or some positive some negative? like real mutation, there should be some all negative ones (like autism, but in some cases autism is positive and negative at the same time)
With mutants, most mutations have perks and can be very useful, but sometimes those powers take a toll on that people's lives. I'm pretty sure, most mutants have both good sides and bad sides in accounts to how their powers shape their lives. Its simple. Wolverine cannot die (most of the times) which means he will always see the people around him die. Its a curse. Charles has a power that allows him to control and see through everyone's mind, but this does come with a toll. Is he allowing himself to use that power without limits, violating the rights of a person's privacy? And is his power so unlimited and difficult to keep in check, that people easily loose confidence in Charles's honesty? Every mutant carries a heavy burden, for the price of a power that they may like to have, or was imposed to them as a genetic curse. Mutant powers can be both a gift and a condition. And yes, one can draw paralels with real-life diseases, like autism. Autism inhibits most of the perks that come with social interaction, for example. Autists find troubling in demonstrating and feeling empathy. But at the same time, autists are very focused and can get smarter than other people in some areas, which makes them brilliant in some aspects. I am pretty sure that some autists are deeply frustrated for having the condition they have, or at least feel frustrated that the world is a bit too overwhelmingly complicated to understand. Its a burden they carry and can't get away with it. Just like mutants, these people have to accept themselves as what they are, and learn how to live better with the conditions that were imposed to them.
EDIT: I earlier refered autism as a disease. I personally think it as a condition, and not as a disease. A disease is mostly bad on its own. It is a condition because it limits a human's abbility of doing something, but it doesn't really stop that person from performing most physical and social needs as a human being (with the exception of super-severe autism, to which it might be a disease in that sense). But idk much about the correct terminology, so people that know better are free to correct me anytime.
Autism is a genetic disorder like the extra X-gene
Autism is not genetic, afaik. Its just a condition of the mind. Though, not too sure.
It is a mutation, people with autism have an EXTRA pair of chromosome (OMG this is so X-Men, EXTRA GENES?!?!?!, MUTATION?!?!?! are the people with autism actually Homo Superior?!!?!?!?!?)
Autism is not a mutation. Autism in people are, actually, usually not related with the same sources. I think its true that some genetic mutations can induce autism, but autism, in its general definition, is not solely caused by that.
I'm getting more and more convinced that autism is a sort of ladder in a sense. Most people stay at the end of the ladder and display almost no signs of general autism related behaviours. The people that are at the top of the ladder will most likely be considered autists, but some people that are two or three steps above the base of the ladder are not considered autists, yet they likely display some behaviours from it. Without offical medical diagnostic, I can already distinguish autism attributes on my own behaviour, as slight as they are, so I do feel its more a sense of degree. Its nothing to do with mutation most of the times.
The SPECTRUM is a latter, it displays how severe someone's case is BUT everyone definatly NOT have it, most people have 23 pairs of chromosomes
A condition caused by mutations in one or more genes is called a genetic disorder
What do you think?