Siblings of Autistic Children May Have Some Autism Related Traits, Study Says

Source: 
LA Times
Date Published: 
October 11, 2010
Abstract: 

Scientists at the Washington University School of Medicine have uncovered more evidence of a genetic basis for autism. Reviewing surveys collected from more than 1,000 families with autistic kids, they discovered that siblings of autistic children who have not been diagnosed with the disease often exhibit mild traits of autism, including speech delays.