German, Iranian Team Combines Linkage, Sequencing to ID 50 New Genes Behind Intellectual Disability | GenomeWeb

By Julia Karow

An international research team has shed new light on the genetic underpinnings of autosomal recessive intellectual disability that could have diagnostic or treatment implications and may play a role in other neurological disorders.

Intellectual disability is genetically heterogeneous, and to a large extent, the underlying genetic defects are unknown, in particular for autosomal forms of the disease.

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