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Unraveling The Mystery Of Dyslexia Through Genetic Research
2013-06-14 05:57:46

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Many students are not diagnosed with dyslexia and other learning disabilities until high school, making treatments less effective. A new study of the genetic origins of these conditions by the Yale School of Medicine could allow for earlier diagnoses and more successful interventions. The research team, led by Jeffrey R. Gruen, MD, professor of pediatrics, genetics and investigative medicine at Yale, analyzed data from more than...

2005-10-28 13:39:27

Pediatric researchers at Yale School of Medicine have identified a gene on human chromosome 6 called DCDC2, which is linked to dyslexia, a reading disability affecting millions of children and adults. The researchers also found that a genetic alteration in DCDC2 leads to a disruption in the formation of brain circuits that make it possible to read. This genetic alteration is transmitted within families. "These promising results now have the potential to lead to improved diagnostic methods...