An international team of scientists, led by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, reports that abnormal sequences of DNA known as rare copy number variants, or CNVs, appear to play a significant role in the risk for early onset bipolar disorder. The findings will be published in the December 22 […]
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Pediatric researchers analyzing genetic influences in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have found alterations in specific genes involved in important brain signaling pathways. The study raises the possibility that drugs acting on those pathways might offer a new treatment option for patients with ADHD who have those gene variants – potentially, half a million U.S. children.
Together with colleagues from an international research group, autism researcher Christopher Gillberg of the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, and member of the Autism Genome Project (AGP) research group, has found in a new study that autism can be partially explained by abnormalities in certain genes. The group’s results could, in the long run, pave the […]