Scientists have found a genetic variation that appears both to increase risk for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and to indicate which people "will grow out of the learning disability," according to this story from Technology Review. The study, published in the Archives of General Psychiatry, was led by neuroscientist Philip Shaw, who says, "This is the first step in individualizing treatment for ADHD based on genetic make-up."

 

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