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Courtney McClear, 17, of Hinsdale regularly goes to Right Fit fitness center in Willowbrook for exercise, but her family made a special visit there Saturday to submit saliva samples for a study on the relationship between genetics and autism.

Right Fit volunteered to host the Simons Foundation for Powering Autism Research for Knowledge study.

The goal is to collect 50,000 DNA samples nationwide from people with autism and their family members over the course of three years.

An estimated one in 68 children is on the autism spectrum, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Naperville, IL 60540

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