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Recent advances in the genetics of language impairment.

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Specific language impairment (SLI) is defined as an unexpected and persistent impairment in language ability despite adequate opportunity and intelligence and in the absence of any explanatory medical conditions. This condition is highly heritable and affects between 5% and 8% of pre-school children. Over the past few years, investigations have begun to uncover genetic factors that may contribute to susceptibility to language impairment. So far, variants in four specific genes have been assoc...

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10.1186/gm127

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDM
Sub department:
Human Genetics Wt Centre
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDM
Sub department:
Human Genetics Wt Centre
Role:
Author
Journal:
Genome medicine
Volume:
2
Issue:
1
Pages:
6
Publication date:
2010-01-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1756-994X
ISSN:
1756-994X
Source identifiers:
50293
Language:
English
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pubs:50293
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uuid:ccea7f4e-87b6-4f22-a049-edf125cbee8f
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pubs:50293
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2012-12-19

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