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Does your Genes influence your language learning skills?

Learning Languages May Be Influenced by Genes

Learning languages is interesting and fun, new languages can make you twist your tongue yet they can help you open doors to various possibilities and opportunities.  Learning languages may be beneficial and all but have you ever wondered if it is naturally in you to learn languages?  Have you ever thought whether it is inherent in you to acquire languages easily or not?  Did it ever cross your mind that learning languages may be influenced by your genes?

A study conducted by Dan Dediu and Robert Ladd at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland a couple of years ago has found that there is a possible link between a human being’s DNA and his or her ability to learn a particular set of languages.  The findings could be the first sign of the subtle effect in which a person’s DNA could bias him or her in learning other languages.  You might be wondering why you have difficulty in learning a particular language, well the study shows that your genes could be held responsible for it.