Rare gene variants linked to ADHD

Missing or added genes also cause other brain disorders

By Tina Hesman Saey, 15:09 PM August 10, 2011

Rare genetic factors that lead to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder appear to be some of the same ones that cause autism, schizophrenia and other brain disorders.

Previous studies have attempted – and mostly failed – to link common genetic variants to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, better known as ADHD. A new study bolsters the idea that many different rare variants, some found only in single families or individuals, are responsible for the condition. What’s more, variant...

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