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Overlaps between autism and language impairment: phenomimicry or shared etiology?

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Traditionally, autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) and specific language impairment (SLI) are regarded as distinct conditions with separate etiologies. Yet these disorders co-occur at above chance levels, suggesting shared etiology. Simulations, however, show that additive pleiotropic genes cannot account for observed rates of language impairment in relatives, which are higher for probands with SLI than for those with ASD + language impairment. An alternative account is in terms of 'phenomimicry...

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10.1007/s10519-010-9381-x

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Journal:
Behavior genetics
Volume:
40
Issue:
5
Pages:
618-629
Publication date:
2010-09-01
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EISSN:
1573-3297
ISSN:
0001-8244
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English
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pubs:67592
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uuid:674673fb-3ec0-43b6-83fb-f695a70723c0
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pubs:67592
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67592
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2011-08-11

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