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Major genetic study confirms that many genes contribute to risk for Tourette Syndrome

Posted on 5 March 2019 by Helen Robbins


Collaborative investigation reveals genetic spectrum of tic disorders, with more risk variants leading to more severe symptoms

Research led by investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), the University of Florida and Purdue University, confirms that, for most patients, the underlying genetic basis for Tourette Syndrome is caused by many gene variants working together; and that individuals with more TS-associated variants are more severely affected, raising the possibility of predicting whether children with mild tic disorders will develop full-blown TS in the future. 

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