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Genes identified that may cause stammering

11th February 2010

A study of cases in England, Pakistan and the United States may have identified three genes which could cause stammering in some people.

Publishing their findings in the New England Journal of Medicine, scientists believe that mutations which have already been tied to metabolic disorders may also affect the way in which parts of the brain function. The team from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders hopes its discovery may pave the way for new treatments.


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Article Information

Title: Genes identified that may cause stammering
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 14025
Date Added: 11th Feb 2010


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