Inherited Intellectual Disability

Genome sequencing illuminates rare Aicardi syndrome

As my inbox fills with ever more updates on the number of human genomes sequenced and the plummeting time and cost of next next next generation sequencing, I find myself hitting delete more and more often. Instead, I'm drawn ...

Jul 02, 2015
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Two new genes linked to intellectual disability

Researchers at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health have discovered two new genes linked to intellectual disability, according to two research studies published concurrently this month in the journals Human Genetics ...

Mar 31, 2014
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