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Schizencephaly Press Releases


Brain scans of a healthy child (left) and a child with microcephaly, polymicrogyria, pachygyria and schizencephaly (right).  Image courtesy of Murat Gunel, M.D., Yale University.

Gene Scan Finds Link across Array of Childhood Brain Disorders
Sunday, Aug 22, 2010
Mutations in a single gene can cause several types of developmental brain abnormalities that experts have traditionally considered different disorders. With support from the National Institutes of Health, researchers found those mutations through whole exome sequencing – a new gene scanning technology that cuts the cost and time of searching for rare mutations.