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The genetics of developmental dyslexia

Williams, Julie ORCID: and O'Donovan, Michael Conlon ORCID: 2006. The genetics of developmental dyslexia. European Journal of Human Genetics 14 (6) , pp. 681-89. 10.1038/sj.ejhg.5201575

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Reading reflects the complex integration of several cognitive processes and proves more difficult to achieve for a significant proportion of the population. Developmental dyslexia (DD), or specific reading disability, is influenced by genes, a fact that has led several research groups to attempt to identify susceptibility genes through the sequential analysis of genetic linkage and association. Strong evidence has now emerged for the presence of genes influencing DD at several chromosomal loci and for at least one of these, there is evidence implicating specific genes. In this review, we present the evidence for a genetic contribution to DD and its component processes and review the current status of molecular genetic research aimed at identifying susceptibility genes for this common, complex disorder.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics (CNGG)
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
ISSN: 1018-4813
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2022 09:47

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