De novo mutations in FOXP1 in cases with intellectual disability, autism and language impairment

Original research article by F.F. Hamdan et al. (2010)

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The FOXP1 gene is believed to play an important role in language development. This study compared typically developing children with children who have intellectual disability and/or autism to look for differences in the FOXP1 gene. Of the 245 people studied with intellectual disability or autism, two had a change in this gene that their parents did not have. Both people had some degree of intellectual disability, language impairment, autism/autistic features, and behavior problems.