NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Yale School of Medicine has landed a $5.2 million foundation grant to conduct a large genomics study that will investigate genes involved in dyslexia.

The long-term goal of the research, which is supported by a grant from the Manton Foundation, will be to develop a gene-based diagnostic test for dyslexia that could help catch the disease earlier in life and enable children to gain the benefits of accessing specialized reading treatments sooner.

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