NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Mutations in a gene called ATP1A3, which codes for a component of an ion transporter pump important to nerve cell function, are behind most cases of a sporadic neurological condition known as alternating hemiplegia of childhood, or AHC, according to a new Nature Genetics study.

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