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Inheritance and Genetics of Learning disabilities

Inheritance and Genetics Information

Inheritance of Learning disabilities: The fact that learning disabilities tend to run in families indicates that there may be a genetic link. For example, children who lack some of the skills needed for reading, such as hearing the separate sounds of words, are likely to have a parent with a related problem. (Source: excerpt from Learning Disabilities: NIMH)

About inheritance and genetics:

Inheritance of Learning disabilities refers to whether the condition is inherited from your parents or "runs" in families. The level of inheritance of a condition depends on how important genetics are to the disease. Strongly genetic diseases are usually inherited, partially genetic diseases are sometimes inherited, and non-genetic diseases are not inherited. For general information, see Introduction to Genetics.

 

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