Wednesday, September 21, 2011

50 new genes for recessive cognitive disorders

This new study looked at 136 families with autosomal-recessive cognitive disorders and discovered novel mutations in 23 genes that were previously known to be associated with cognitive disorders. Furthermore, they found *probable* disease-causing variants in 50 novel genes. The proteins coding for these 50 novel genes interact directly with previously identified gene products known to be implicated in cognitive disorders. Many of the proteins are integral for the processes responsible for normal brain development and function.

I'm sure these results will rapidly be transformed into a testing option for several personal genome sites...

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