Saturday, October 8, 2011

Fwd: Deep sequencing reveals 50 novel genes for recessive cognitive disorders

Deep sequencing reveals 50 novel genes for recessive cognitive disorders:

Deep sequencing reveals 50 novel genes for recessive cognitive disorders

Nature 478, 7367 (2011). doi:10.1038/nature10423

Authors: Hossein Najmabadi, Hao Hu, Masoud Garshasbi, Tomasz Zemojtel, Seyedeh Sedigheh Abedini, Wei Chen, Masoumeh Hosseini, Farkhondeh Behjati, Stefan Haas, Payman Jamali, Agnes Zecha, Marzieh Mohseni, Lucia Püttmann, Leyla Nouri Vahid, Corinna Jensen, Lia Abbasi Moheb, Melanie Bienek, Farzaneh Larti, Ines Mueller, Robert Weissmann, Hossein Darvish, Klaus Wrogemann, Valeh Hadavi, Bettina Lipkowitz, Sahar Esmaeeli-Nieh, Dagmar Wieczorek, Roxana Kariminejad, Saghar Ghasemi Firouzabadi, Monika Cohen, Zohreh Fattahi, Imma Rost, Faezeh Mojahedi, Christoph Hertzberg, Atefeh Dehghan, Anna Rajab, Mohammad Javad Soltani Banavandi, Julia Hoffer, Masoumeh Falah, Luciana Musante, Vera Kalscheuer, Reinhard Ullmann, Andreas Walter Kuss, Andreas Tzschach, Kimia Kahrizi & H. Hilger Ropers

Common diseases are often complex because they are genetically heterogeneous, with many different genetic defects giving rise to clinically indistinguishable phenotypes. This has been amply documented for early-onset cognitive impairment, or intellectual disability, one of the most complex disorders known and a very important health


(Via Nature.)