New breakthrough in understanding the genetic causes of “malformations of cortical development”

Epilepsy is present in 4% of the population, and is among the most common brain disorders in children. Modern medicine can prevent most seizure recurrences, but approximately 20% of patients…

Parental discord linked to children’s genetic risk for alcohol problems

Parents can transmit a genetic risk for alcohol problems to their children not only directly, but also indirectly via genetically influenced aspects of the home environment, such as marital discord…

Groundbreaking PGT-A Genetic Test Research Receives Prestigious Investigator Achievement Award

Fertility and Sterility Journal Recognizes Outstanding Scientific Paper Authored by RMA Fellow in Collaboration with Juno Genetics BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Nov. 3, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The top journal in the…

Zinc could improve the brain defects caused by rare genetic disorder

Pediatric encephalopathies of genetic origin cause severe motor and intellectual disabilities from birth. One of these diseases, first identified in 2013, is caused by mutations in the GNAO1 gene. In…

Scientists identify genetic variants linked to an increased risk of developing Hodgkin lymphoma

Why did my child get cancer? Clinicians have longed for a way to help answer this question. Doctors knew Hodgkin lymphoma sometimes occurs in families, but why this happens has…

Genetic screening before pregnancy detects the risk in 44% of couples

Are would-be parents carrying a genetic risk of serious illnesses that they could potentially pass on to their children? In the USA, doctors recommend that couples have genetic screening before…

New study advances the understanding of genetic basis of autism

A new study of genes underlying neurodevelopmental differences has uncovered more than 70 that are very strongly associated with autism and more than 250 with strong links to the condition.…

Doctors discover genetic and viral causes of adenoid hypertrophy in kids

RUDN doctors have discovered genetic and viral causes of a frequent ENT disease in children – adenoid hypertrophy. The results are published in Life. Adenoid hypertrophy (AH), or their overgrowth,…

Why you need genetic counselling

When you are struggling to conceive, genetic counselling could be a life saver. An infertility genetic counsellor will not only work with you to become pregnant but can also help…

Children with intellectual disability of genetic origin are extremely likely to develop other neuropsychiatric conditions

A major study of children with intellectual disabilities has highlighted the additional challenges that they often face, including a much-increased likelihood of being diagnosed as autistic, as well as Attention…