Distinct disorders affecting the brain share common genetic origins
Faculty of Pharmaceutical, Biomedical and Veterinary Sciences . Biomedical Sciences
London :Faculty of 1000
F1000 biology reports. - London, 2009, currens
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University of Antwerp
Over the last few years, large cohorts of patients with distinct brain disorders of neuropsychiatric and neurological origin have been analyzed for copy number variation. Surprisingly, the same genetic abnormalities were found in cohorts of patients affected with mental retardation, autism, or schizophrenia.