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Genetic link between autism spectrum disorders and poor grammar found

There may be a genetic link between autism spectrum disorders and poor grammar in other family members, indicates a study published in the American Journal of Psychiatry.

The data suggests that while approximately 50 percent of individuals with autism have language issues, the genes responsible for those difficulties may also be present in family members who do not meet the qualifications for autism spectrum diagnosis. These individuals often show marked difficulty mastering language skills, from birth into adulthood, but show no evidence of any physical or mental cause.

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