Future research into the underlying causes of neurological disorders such as autism, epilepsy and schizophrenia, should greatly benefit from a first-of-its-kind atlas of gene-enhancers in the cerebrum (telencephalon). This new atlas identifies and locates thousands of gene-regulating elements in a region of the brain that is of critical importance for cognition, motor functions and emotion.
Researchers examine mutations of the LRRK2 gene and R1441G, known as the Basque mutation, to better understand Parkinson's disease among patients in the Basque Country.
According to a new study, the most common genetic cause of Parkinson’s is not only responsible for the condition’s distinctive movement problems but may also affect vision.
Researchers find genetic mutations which appear to underlie a rare syndrome which combines reproductive failure with cerebella ataxi and dementia.
Researchers discover Sturge-Weber syndrome, a neurological and skin disorder, is caused by a genetic mutation which occurs prior to birth.
Mutations of the Dact1 gene, which leads to major birth defects, may also cause subtle disruptions in the brain which contribute to the development of psychiatric disorders, according to new research.
Researchers identify a gene related to neural tube defects in dogs. They also found evidence the gene may be an important risk factor for human neural tube defects, including spina bifida and anencephaly.
Researchers have identified two gene mutations associated with an increased risk of developing eating disorders.
A new study reports individual neurons may harbor up to 1000 genetic mutations which arise while genes are in active use and after brain development is complete.
Researchers have created a math model to estimate the rates of mutation in the human genome.