NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Members of the International Headache Genetics Consortium have identified new genetic loci associated with the risk of migraine without aura, the most common form of migraine headache. Among them are sites containing genes involved in brain blood flow and transmission across synapses in the brain.

"The identified genes open new doors to investigate how this type of migraine comes about," co-corresponding author Arn van den Maagdenberg, a human genetics and neurology researcher at Leiden University Medical Centre, said in a statement.

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