CHOP Research Institute

Center for Applied Genomics

Today's Research Becomes Tomorrows Cure

Scientists at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia have identified both common and rare gene variants associated with the eating disorder anorexia nervosa. In the largest genetic study of this psychiatric disorder, the researchers found intriguing clues to genes, including those active in neuronal signaling and in shaping interconnections among brain cells.
Article by: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia; November 19, 2010