Genetic Discovery Provides New Insight Into Cognitive Disorders

Genetic Discovery Provides New Insight Into Cognitive Disorders

by Heather E. Ball, Neuroscience News

Findings published in Molecular Psychiatry could ultimately lead to new treatments for disorders such as schizophrenia and ADHD

An international team of scientists, led by Todd Lencz, PhD, professor at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research at Northwell Health and Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine, have unlocked some of the genes responsible for cognitive ability.

Dr. Lencz and fellow researchers studied the genes of 35,000 people and discovered new genetic variations related to cognitive ability. The findings bring scientists a step closer to developing new – and potentially better – treatments for cognitive disorders of the brain, such as schizophrenia and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The findings are published today online in Molecular Psychiatry.

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