Genome sequencing for intellectual disability

Gilissen , Christian 2013

With a new technique, which at once studies the whole genome, a genetic cause can be identified in six out of ten children with severe intellectual disability. This makes the method more successful than all the usual methods together. Moreover, almost all mental impairments are caused by new mutations that have not yet occurred in father or mother. This is reported by researchers of the Radboud university medical center in an article appearing on June 5th in Nature. Nature. 2014 Jun 4. Genome sequencing identifies major causes of severe intellectual disability.


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