Gene Discovery Supports Link Between Handedness And Language-Related Disorders

Medical News Today
Date Published: 
November 8, 2010

Scientists at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, University of Oxford, have identified a genetic variant which influences whether a person with dyslexia is more skilled with either the left or right hand. The finding identifies a novel gene for handedness and provides the first genetic evidence to support a much speculated link between handedness and a language-related disorder.