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Today's Research Becomes Tomorrows Cure

Researchers at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) say they identified a gene that looks like it plays a significant role in raising a person's risk of having more severe subtypes of autism that co-occur with other genetic diseases, such as the chromosomal disorder 22q11.2 deletion syndrome. Variations in this gene, RANBP1, may disrupt brain signaling in different neuropsychiatric conditions, a finding that could open new research opportunities for treatment for multiple neurological diseases, according to the scientists.
Article by: Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News; January 20, 2016