Deciphering developmental disorders: New project aims to unlock genetic changes behind disorders in one in 100 births

Tuesday, March 22, 2011 - 18:30 in Health & Medicine

A new study will provide better diagnoses for children with developmental disorders caused by changes in their genetic makeup. Scientists and clinicians will build a new national resource of genetic information and symptoms, based on data from 12,000 children who have a serious delay in their physical or mental development or are born with multiple malformations. The resource should enable doctors to provide rapid diagnoses up to one in five patients with developmental conditions.

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